Question about farm in Japan
Hello! I really enjoyed reading through some of the website today. I’ve spent the last four years traveling, too, and three years living in Japan. I did a stint as an aid worker in the tsunami zone after the earthquake, rebuilding communities.
I’ve been on the road for a while, but am headed back to Japan for a month soon. I saw your piece on Shinji Hashimoto and his farm near Kobe. I lived in Kobe for a while and had seen his produce sometimes but didnt know he took volunteers (as you mention in your article’s conclusion).
Just curious for when I’m back in Kobe soon: Could you let me know how you got into contact with him? I’d love to visit his farm and chat with him about various topics and questions I have. (I have an interest in sustainability too, and have the local connection of having lived nearby for so long).
- James asked 2 years ago
- last edited 2 years ago
Hi James, glad you’re enjoying the site, and thanks for reaching out! Wow, 4 years on the road is no joke. And 3 years living in Japan? We are both jealous. If you have a website, send us the link! We’d love to read about your travel!
We contacted Shinji-san through a website called HelpX. Here’s a link to his listing on the site, though I think to view the listing and to contact him, you need to be a member. A two year membership costs 20 euros or around $22.50.
Good luck with the rest of your travel. We hope you get a chance to link up with Shinji. Working on his farm was a tremendous learning experience. I’m putting together an article on organic egg production from all the things we learned at Dancing Carrot Farm!