• Encourageing a rural village

    Local Organization of the Rural Area “Nitta”

  • Features in our village

    Landscape

    Rural village landscape with three large shallow lakes

    Food culture

    Variety of local dishes and cooking skills

    Tradition

    Local traditional martial arts and powerful dance

    Nature

    Traditional Japanese seasonal scenery

    Programs

    Experiential programs for learning about our village

  • >>What's new

    Update information

    2017.11.15

    We updated Events

     

    2017.11.14

    We updated About us and Events

     

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    2016.12.13

    We uploaded some pictures in Nitta Food Festival II.

  • >>What is our organization..

    -- Aims, scopes and activities of our organization

    <Purpose>

    The organization works in Nitta, Tome City, Miyagi Prefecture, North East Japan to enhance interchanges between rural and urban persons using various kinds of local resources, such as natural resources, local history, culture, performing arts, human lives and so on.

     

    <Location and environments>

    Nitta is a rural village in Tome City located 70km north away from Sendai, which is largest city in North East Japan.

    Major bissiness in Tome city are stockbreeding and rice cultivation, and amounts of agricultural yields in the city is second in NE Japan.

    There is a famous shallow wetland "Izunuma", which is one of wetlands registered with Ramsar Convention. In winter many kinds of waterbirds migrate to Izunuma and surrounding areas.

    Nitta contains flat and mountainous landforms, so there are various kinds of "Satoyama" landscapes in the area.

     

    <What we do>

    --Planing and practice educational programs

    --Encouragement of local human resources

    --Enhancement of intechanges between rural and urban persons

  • >>Activity Log

    In this section, we show events, programs and festivals held in Nitta

    November 27th, 2016 @Nitta Community Center

    To show the variety of home foods in Nitta area, Nitta Food Festival II was held in Nitta community center on November 27th, 2016.
    The festival was held with collaboration by some organizations of Nitta community. About 100 residents participated, and over 180 home foods were brought for the festival. All the foods were exhibited with explanatory labels. Mr. Hiromi Kanemaru, who is a consultant of food and local culture, lectured about how to promotion of rural area. Many persons come to the festival from not only in Nitta, but other areas, such as Ishinomaki City, Sendai City and all over the Tome City.
    After the food exhibitions, participants ate the foods.

    Nitta Food Festival I in 2015

    November 22nd, 2016 @Nitta Community Center

    Local food festival of Nitta was held on November 22nd, 2015.
    Aim of the festival was to show the diversity of food in the area, and a total of 106 Home cookings were brought by residents of the area.

    We compiled informations of participants and home foods in Nitta Food Festival I into a booklet. You can download from "here".

    Educational programs for learning rural life

    -Traditional foods and performing arts.

    September 6th, 2015

    We brought persons living in and around Sendai City. They experienced cooking some traditional local foods and seeing a local traditional performance arts.

    (We are very sorry that all captions in this movie are Japanese...)

    Educational programs for learning rural life

    -Agricultural practices and traditional local foods

    November 22nd - 23rd, 2015

    We brought persons living in Kanto district, central Japan. They experienced to see Nitta Food Festival I, cook traditional food eaten when local celemony and experiece agricultural practices.

    (We are very sorry that all captions in this movie are Japanese...)

    Educational programs for learning rural life

    -Cooking traditional foods and nature walk around Izunuma

    January 17th, 2016

    We brought persons living in and around Sendai City. They experienced to cook traditional food eaten and migratory birds come to the area, and experiece to make traditional rope using rice straw and traditional shade using reed.
    (We are very sorry that all captions in this movie are Japanese...)

    Educational programs for learning rural life

    -Interchange between pupils and local community in Nitta

    February 13rd - 14th, 2016

    In this event, pupils in Nitta primary school visited to farmer's house, and interchanged with elder persons. Pupils would get at local community.

    (We are sorry that all captions in this movie are Japanese...)

  • >>Contact us

    Local Organization of a rural area "Nitta"

    Staff: Hiromi Sato

    TEL:0220-28-2986 FAX:0220-28-2987

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