The Naoshima Rice-Growing Project

The Naoshima Rice-Growing Project offers work experience programs and food parties fourth times a year. Participation is open to everyone, including elementary and junior high school students, regardless of whether they have farming or gardening experience. Through the rice growing experience, you can learn more about the Tsumu'ura area and its natural environment. The farm work experience is a lot of fun and all sorts of fresh, local vegetables, fruit, and Naoshima rice are served at the food parties.

Program (*1): Rice growing experience and food party
Duration: Three hours in the morning
Number of Participants: 100
Schedule (*2):  Three workshops are held during the year.
1 Planting: June 17(Sun.), 2012
2 Harvest: October 28 (Sun.), 2012
3 Making Mochi(Rice cakes): December 23 (Sun.), 2012

Please wear clothing appropriate to farm work. Tools will be provided.
To participate, send an application form by facsimile or mail one week prior to the workshop.

*1 The content may change due to season or weather. Programs will be cancelled in case of rainy weather but will go ahead if the rain is light.
*2 The schedule may change due to weather or stage of growth of the rice plants.