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Inland Sea

In Ushimado, a small village in Seto Inland Sea, Japan, Wai-chan, at the age of 86, still fishes alone on a small boat to make…

Fisherman and the Forest

Oyster farmer Shigeatsu Hatakeyama is something of a maverick. He is a fisherman, author, university professor, and recipient of the U.N. Forest Hero Award. At…

Ama-San

For over 2000 years the Ama-San dived in Japan. In Wagu, a fishing village in the Ise Peninsula, Matsumi, and Masumi dive every day not…

Modern Day Eden

Japanese gardens are internationally famed for their beauty and core ideas. Recently they are noted for another function – an ecosystem for living nature. The…

Tale of Iya

A young man from Tokyo, in need of a major change, moves to the Iya Valley, one of the last traditional rural communities in Japan.…

Sunshine Ahead

Kenji Kinjo grew up playing in coral reefs in his hometown, Okinawa. Returning to marry, raise a family and run a restaurant, Kenji assumes he…