To escape the midsummer heat, I climbed up to the base of the approximately one thousand-meter tall Mt. Tokachidake. There, along the steep scree slope with small and large rocks piled atop each ot...
Sep. 14, 2020
Harvesting of local Shintoku town soba (buckwheat) began on August 19 at the Fukuyama farming area of the Shintoku Bussan Sahoro Farm.
"Yuumu Farm" located in the Kamisahoro area of the town of Shintoku successfully grew hydroponic melons using surplus heat from livestock manure biogas energy generation. Now they are trying their hand at cultivating bananas, a tropical fruit, under the desire to, "Dare to dream of growing an awe-inspiring fruit."
Livestock farmers are exercising ingenuity to protect cows from heat as summer grows hotter.