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8/10 We open Chimachi-ma

We are going to open Chimachi-ma this coming Sunday, although we might have to make it smaller because of typhoon.

Here are events we are planning, some might be cancelled.

 *Kids pool (might be cancelled) Bring your own swimwear and towel. It’s all free!

 *“Nagashi soumen” (might be cancelled) Soumen noodle goes through bamboo stream, catch and eat them!

 *Shaved ice(selling inside if it rains) Syrup is all homemade by loco grannies.

 *Soap bubble party(might be cancelled) Soap bubble magician shows up the market.

We also have some shops, they are on the schedule blow:
 *Natural yeast bread
 *Homemade organic mochi(sticky rice cake)
 *Loco honey
 *Vegetarian ramen
 *Coffee
 *Handclafted fancy goods
 *Psychological counselling

You can also have a shop at the market or flea market.
Ask staff at the market and join us please!


“Let’s see the real life in Isumi!” was held on July 26, 2014

On July 26, a tour “Let’s see the real life in Isumi, Boso!” was held in a very hot summer day after rainy season.

This tour was the second time this year.

It has been a sunny day since the morning.
As it was too hot, some people canceled to join the tour on the day.
Some people also came late, so the tour started with a small group.

We first visited Gyoganji Temple.

We heard a “real story” from Mr. & Mrs. Tsurubuchi who newly became farmers last April. They are growing rice at the paddy field beside the temple.

Mr. Tsurubuchi was born in Isumi and once lived in the city and came back his hometown, Isumi. Mrs. Tsurubuchi was grown up in Tokyo and came to Isumi.

They keep the paddy field chemical-free environment to preserve biodiversity. There were creatures in the field that you cannot see in the city♪

I saw the egg of jumbo pond-snail for the first time!!

Participant asked many questions, so that I also learn a lot.

What Mrs. Shuko Tsurubuchi said was very impressive to me.

“After I came to Isumi, I obtained some kind of affluence that I cannot have in the city.”

It may be nature, or the fact that time passes slowly, or else. Everybody may think differently but I thought there was something that I have the same feelings.

Time passed fast. We had to move on to the next place.

We were planning to have lunch after this, but… !

We decided to visit a share-house “Hoshizora no Ie” before lunch!
It was not in the tour schedule, but some participants were eager to see the place, and the caretaker of the share-house, Ms. Mitsuhoshi, was in the tour, so it worked out.

At “Hoshizora no ie”, we could have met participants who came late, so we all together moved on to “Former Chimachi nursery school,” where our lunch was ready.

Am event “ANELA” was held in Chimachi on the day, so there were more people than usual in Chimachi.
We had a lunch of local specialty prepared by local mom and grandma of “Isumi Kyarabuki Promotion Group.” The dishes looked nice and we ate till we were full.

After lunch, we spent some time to see the event “ANELA” and to talk with these local mothers.

Then in the afternoon, we visited a cafe of eco-apartment, “green+,” ran by Mr. & Mrs. Onda. They are both from Hokkaido, but met in Isumi and became family.

We had a round table talk while having tea.

The Muraki family who relocated to Isumi joined this round table talk.

They could have given comments to the participants’ anxiety and questions as they had relocated already, and the participants are considering relocation in the future.

We had fewer participants than we first expected but it was good as they could have talked in-depth.

Then after we viewed the eco-apartment, we headed to the final destination of the tour,

“Taito beach”

Some people went into the sea to let the heat out of the body of the day.
The beach was pleasant.
Time passed very quickly. Thank you for joining us on the very hot day.

Comments from the participants—
“I had a very good time,” “It was a good tour as I could have heard details of the relocation,” “I thought I had to be decisive in order to relocate.” Thank you for those comments. We are much appreciated.

( Akko / Yasuko )

There you are! A flyer of the 6th Boso Star Market(May 25th) is now ready.

Boso Star Market is an event where shops from Boso (peninsula) area get together for 1 day to sell their specialty food and goods.
Attractive shops come together at Otaki Vegetable Garden this time as well.

What’s NEW!
1. “Star Market*theater”
There will be a marionette show by Mr. & Mrs. Pavel from Czech Republic who now live in Isumi city.
The title of the story is “Little Red Riding-Hood.”
You will be caught up in the story while you feel an atmosphere of Czech Republic where is the home of marionette.
The marionettes (puppets) are all handmade of Mr.&Mrs. Pavel.

2. “If you bring your own tableware…”
At Boso Star Market, they are encouraging customers to bring their own tableware and own bags as much as possible to reduce the amount of waste.
Some shops will give you discount or some additional service in appreciation for your cooperation. Please see the flyer for more details.

Besides, new shops are also there!
Please visit the market as attractive foodstuffs and handmade goods of Boso area get together.

Please stop by our office as the new flyer is now available here.

(Shu / Yasuko)

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