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An impressive variety of nature farming products on display
at the biannual agricultural show

Learning the ropes of wet rice farming in Sabae, Fukui prefecture

Harvesting an abundant nature farming rice field.

Harvested rice plants are bundled and hung on racks to dry in the sun

This vegetable farm in Yachimata city, Chiba prefecture, produces about 30 different kinds of vegetables, including chingensai (a Chinese leafy green vegetable).

A nature farming wet rice field in Kijimadaira, Nagano prefecture. Here, rice is grown with an eye to both the healthy growth process of the plants and maintaining a healthy natural environment.
Nature Farming

What we call "nature farming" is not the same as organic farming. It is a unique method of cultivation taught by Mokichi Okada. It employs literally no additional substances\neither agrochemicals, fertilizer, manure, not even compost. Okada started his first experimental NF rice field in 1942. Today rice, vegetables, and tea grown by this method are produced in fields all over Japan.
Nature farming is based on a basic principle of nature: soil has an inherent capacity to adequately nourish plants. If it is treated with loving care, the soil draws on its innate vitality to produce enough
pure and wholesome food to sustain all human beings.
That means we must add nothing whatsoever to soil or plants. The object of nature farming is to keep the soil pure by relying only on the natural bounty of earth, water, air, and sunlight.
Food for Life

NF foods are also easy to digest. Many people who cannot get anything else down can eat these products, and everyone says that they taste very good. Countless individuals have written of their gratitude and joy upon regaining health and vitality on a diet of nature farming foods. Yields have risen enough that some NF foods are now available in grocery stores, although they sell out quickly.
A group of senior-level scientists have been studying nature farming fields and plants for years. They have amassed voluminous data supporting our claim that nature farming is far superior to conventional agriculture. But data are not needed to convince consumers, who all attest to the superior quality of NF products.

The advantages of nature farming are manifold:

It helps solve problems of food safety and environmental pollution.
The roots of NF plants are comparatively long and abundant. This gives them @resilience to stand up against stormy wind and water, changing temperatures, and dry heat.
NF plants have high resistance to pests and blight. These characteristics are documented in empirical scientific studies of NF plants.
NF products have superb flavor, texture, and appearance.

The Nature Farming Connection at
Tokyo Reimei Kyokai

Regular seminars on the theory and techniques of nature farming.
Besides studying Mokichi Okada's teaching on NF, we discuss ways to promote the method more widely, talk over practical and technical problems, and plan ways to help cultivators.
Exhibitions every spring and fall of NF produce grown by believers and others. There are always more than 200 exhibits.
Members of Tokyo Reimei Kyokai are encouraged to join "learn-by-doing" groups that provide regular on-site assis tance to cultivators. This experience gives them a better understanding of the method.