Rice Production with Ozuchi Village
Nimaida Noboru is the sole rice farmer and caretaker of an all-but-abandoned site in Ozuchi, Japan. He returned to the village where he was raised to tend to his family’s land. Throughout the year, Nimaida welcomes agriculture students, volunteers, and tour groups to learn about how he helps preserve the heritage of the land. In helping Nimaida develop this visitors program, the Slow Fund both supports Ozuchi and educates visitors on traditional Japanese farming. The Slow Fund committed funding over two years (inception 2019) of $5,000 per annum.
Nestled in the Noto mountains, the remote village of Ozuchi is true preservation of historic, rural Japan. The Slow Fund supports Nimaida’s efforts and rice production practices and has included a stop at Ozuchi on our Japan Walking trip.
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How Your Trip Makes a Difference
Did you know – every time you travel with B&R it contributes to the Slow Fund?
Each booking contributes $20 to the fund which is then matched by B&R. Every traveller booked means a total of $40 is allocated to projects around the world to directly impact the environment and communities where you travel.
You also have the option to balance your international flights through our partnership with C-Level. For every flight balanced, B&R will donate $10 to the Wild Aligned, Forests without Frontiers project in Romania, connecting remnants of the great Carpathian forests.