A Photo Report: The Zuisenkyo Festival of Health and Harvest 2007
Celebrating Health and Harvests
The Zuisenkyo Festival of Health and Harvest 2007 took place at Ohito Zuisenkyo on 3 and 4 November, 2007.
Under the blissful sky, over 6,000 visitors turned up and enjoyed themselves in the autumnal rich air and golden-coloured natural surroundings.
Two major venues were set up, one in the Ohito Farm, as the Hands-On Learning Zone for Food and Farming with its emphases on the promotion of Education on Good Eating Habits and the Chisan-Chisho Movement.
The Oku-Atami Ryoin presented another venue with the theme of health promotion, providing the visitors with quick health check-ups and guidance, and booths introducing MOA’s Health and Wellness programs.
Here are some photos capturing the ambience and the variety of activities from these two days. Enjoy!
-the Hands-On Learning Zone for Food and Farming-
The main gate to the Festival
To the Hands-On Learning Zone
Stalls of agricultural products, from far and near in the country
Fresh vegetables purchased on-site
Let’s harvest! – in the moolis field
Digging in search for plump sweet potatoes
Picking salad onions
Panel exhibitions – introducing accomplished farmers and their work in MOA Nature Farming throughout the country
The City Council and Izunokuni Tourist Association had their own information booth.
Panel exhibitions by a charity group for MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) Awareness
Charcoal-making using recycled tin drums
“The Animal Garden”
“Give rabbits a cuddle…”
Cookery lessons: making Soba-noodles
Cookery lessons for Mums and Kids (and Dads, too!): sweet potato cakes
Food stalls: all ingredients are MOA Natural Food and harvests from Ohito Farm.
The Main Event area
Entertainment programs: Japanese traditional drums performed by pupils of a local high school
The “Sha-giri”: a ritual band with drums, flutes, and bells
-The Health Promotion Zone-
The Oku-Atami Ryoin (the entrance)
quick health check-up and guidance
examining the shoulders – measuring the stiffness
Zuisen Foot Spa