Photo gallery – The Celebration of Health and Harvest at Ohito Zuisenkyo
The Celebration of Health and Harvest
This year’s autumn festival at Ohito Zuisenkyo was held on November 1 and 2, as “The Celebration of Health and Harvest 2008”.
We were very fortunate with the weather. With the gentle autumnal sun and breeze, visitors enjoyed themselves, various activities and exhibitions, as well as the Zuisenkyo’s natural surroundings. Over 8,000 people visited Ohito Zuisenkyo during these two days.
We introduced a new project this year- The Healthy Living Network Showcase zone. Our MOA members and their local networks gathered to show their everyday activities and contributions to wider society on panel boards and presentations. At the venue set up in the Ohito Conference and Training Center, all kinds of people could learn other networks’ activities and take hints for their own local networks, as well as enjoy delicacies catered by the participating networks.
Our regular “Hands-on Farming Zone” and “Health Promotion Zone” provided the visitors with opportunities to be acquainted with the Nature’s best as well as MOA’s health-promotion programs at the Ohito Farm and Oku-Atami Ryoin respectively.
We decided to provide coach services between the zones, creating a smooth transportation to enable the visitors enjoy each zone with ease.
Please enjoy the photos from these two days below.
Photos with * along its caption can be clickable to view enlarged pictures.
“Hands-on Farming Zone”
The main gate
Family day-outing at the festival
The main marquee providing food stalls, refreshments and entertainment shows.
Live show by an amateur singer
Magic show by famous magicians club
Celebrity singer on stage
Celebrity Lookalike contest
The GORYU Taiko drum performance
The authentic Amagi-Rempo Taiko performance
Our Natural Food Cafe-restaurant and shop PAL
All produce 100% organic
Food stalls – take your pick
Selling locally-grown tea
Everyone’s favourite, BBQ sandwich with Ohito Beef
Organic vegetables from all over the country
Pack-as-much-as-you-can Hokkaido Onions
– going home with spring onions
And more spring onions!
Harvesting Experience – Sweet potatoes reception
In the field of sweet potatoes..
Harvesting Experience – Taros
Excellent growth this year
In the field of moolies
The farm staff passing the tips for garden kitchen
Panel exhibitions by Charity for MSC in support of Nature Farming
A group discussion for farmers
Family cooking club
– baking sweet-potato cakes
Eco-awareness corner: generating energy
Making the MyBag
Try making butter!
Mini zoopark with domestic animals
Chicks in a chick garden
Cows undeterred by the visitors??*
Silkie,a rare kind…*
Delicacy of autumn,a persimmon *
“Health Promotion Zone”
The venue – Oku-Atami Ryoin*
Vital check for entry
“The Healthy Living Showcase Zone”
The main entrance to the zone
MOA Food and Eating Seminar
Flower Gallery by MOA Korinka*
Participating work of ikebana on display *
Music entertainment by local members
-Participants’ panel boards and representations-
Photo gallery panels*
Tohoku booth, presentation of traditional local cuisine
Presentation of Shoku-iku activities in Sendai city
Presentation of activities in Toyama city
Chubu, mock Shoku-iku Seminar
Cooking seminar – making tofu
Presentation on Minou city network
Main venue buzzing
Local delicacy – lotus roots with hot chilli
Traditional Okinawan cooking
Panels on Shizuoka tea*
Traditional way of making soup stock
Cooking instructors giving presentations on how to make the soup stock