Cover : “Nine farm appliances for permaculture gardening”
Each of nine important appliances for permaculture gardening are likened to a planet.Surrounding stars are supposed to be microbes in the soil. This work is created in collaboration with Yoshiki Nakao sensei.
Illustration : Mayu Fujisawa
Born in 1994. Living in Shiga prefecture.
I draw illustrations, while engaged in works related to nature, such as gardening, landscaping, and forestry. Currently studying graphic design, as well.
Cover Tittle : KUJIKA
January/February : “Public Composting”
This illustration is about public compost project being developed in Japan by Akihiro Yasui, a circular economist, and Jun Kamoshida, a compost advisor.
Utilizing a disused old school building to produce composts, we make use of untouched resources within the area of 20km radius, thus facilitating local production, local consumption and local circulation.
Illustration : Miki Natori
Born in Fujimicho, Nagano
Prefecture. A student of Toyo University, Faculty of International Tourism management.
The encounter with members of Rebuilding Center Japan has changed my interest from foreign language to handcrafts and city planing on my senior year in high school.
When I was a university student, I home-stayed in Portland, USA, and at a local town in Denmark, to study “livable city/town”. Having returned to Japan, I acted as an event curator, while interning at a farmer’s market and a production office. In 2020, all events were canceled due to COVID19. The university was closed and side job chances were gone. I lost no time to start graphic recording and now am acting as an amateur graphic recorder.
March/April : ”Stars On The Earth”
In Spring, plants on the earth are proceeding along their orbits, shining today as usual. They turn into tea, medicine, foods, etc. There are plantain,
dandelion, wormwood, sorrel, chickwood, lamium and many other native floras.
This is the illustration of attractive wild plants with names of “Stars On The Earth”. I invite you to enjoy the natural pattern in your neighbor while taking a walk.
Illustration : Wakana Kawamura,
Illustrator and Permaculture designer.
After graduated the University, I started to work as a nurse in Kobe, and then got attracted by American music and art. I jumped to take a flight alone to the
west coast. In the States, I turned to lose myself to plants and
started studying botany and design at a landscaping college, and then met Permaculture.
I returned to Japan in 2016 and have become a member of “Permaculture Design Lab”, which promotes developing “edible forests”. Continuing to work as a Permaculture designer, I made my debut as an illustrator with ”Catalogue of the earth for all of us.” I am now at work to develop the edible forest garden project in Hamamatsu.
May/June : ”Commune 246”
This is my vision of the roof top garden at commune246 in Minami Aoyama Tokyo , I visited some years ago. People working near the place were enjoying lunch there, some taking pleasure to look after plants and some others relaxing. This illustration shows my wish that such place would connects people & people and people & the Earth while growing various edible plants.
Illustration : Mayu Fujisawa
a illustrator and a permaculture designer.
Born in 1994, living in Shiga Prefecture. I do illustrations related to nature as gardening, landscaping and forestry.
July/August : “Kitchen in a Japanese traditional warehouse, KURA / Earth to the Earth”
I have decided to remodel the grand floor of a 100 years old Japanese traditional warehouse called KURA to a permaculture kitchen.
Traditional mud wall will be as it is, and a few windows would be nice. The earth floor should also be untouched. So that I can do firing, wash freshly harvested vegetables, work without care about water splash. The model is Asian farmer’s simple kitchen without
Its model is an Asian Kitchen with unclear border between the inside and the outside. It’s like an traditional Japanese kitchen. Traditional farm-tools from the ancient in the KURA would be used for the kitchen garden. My wish is to live a circulation life within arm’s length.
Illustration : “YOSHIBEGGIE / Yoshiko Imazato”
Vegetable culinary researcher. Kitchen permaculturist. Hailed from Nagasaki.
I propose culinary blended with the gift of vegetable x Indian organic spice x Japanese ferment.
I moved to a mountain village at Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture in 2017,
where I run an old folk house cafe called “Nanairo gohan”, plowing fields at the same time.
September/October : “Bushi・Herb Spiral (garden) & Hot Hony Beehive“
Herb Spiral at Bushi, Iruma City, Saitama Prefecture.
At the upper side, volcanic rocks are placed for drying purpose, and garden rocks are reused at the middle side and the foot.
Big sized garden rocks serve as steps when I attend the nearby field.
At the side of Hot Beehive, a small greenhouse is placed in order to warm the hive in winter.
Herbs put in the pots and garden trees are stored in the greenhouse to survive winter. They will be transplanted in spring Rosemarie, thyme and some other can be sources of honey.
I developed this idea referring to Chicken-heated Greenhouse of late Joe Polaischer, NZ at RVF?
Illustration : “Masayoshi Miyashita”
A resident of Saitama Prefecture. Acupuncture, masseur and herb researcher.
I finished PCD course of NZ・OTAMATEA ECO-Village.
I practiced permaculture, apiculture at the foot of Mt. Fuji and the rooftop vegetable garden in Tokyo.
In 2002, I moved Earth Clinic from Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo to Iruma city, Saitama Prefecture.
I opened a shop at the local market and the flea market.
Referring to herb therapy of Maurice Mess’egu’e, I grow herbs.
I keep Japanese honey bees in Tokyo, and western honey bees in Saitama.
I am interested in transition town, zazen (religious meditation), and handcraft.
Associates are wanted!
Author of “ selfcare by acupressure” and co-author of “Tour to the future town of 2100.”
November/December : ” SMALL SCALAE INTENSIVE SYSTEM ”
Even a small space, if you plant vegetables and plants friendly each other,
becomes high density space, growing many kinds of vegetables and plants.
Let us make a space design to your life style and within arm’s length, in order to be able to fully take care.
Illustration “Kicodesign Akiko Tauchi”
After graduated from Nihon University, College of Art, I worked for an ad-making company.
I studied permaculture in New Zealand living a life in harmony with nature for one year from 2006.
On the same year, I finished Permaculture Design Course at Rainbow Valley Farm.
After returned to Japan, I started Kicodesign as freelance graphic designer and now have a design office in Kyoto to be locally rooted on a freelance basis.
Specializing in natural and warm design, I am widely presenting my design in pamphlets, flyers, websites and so on.
Producer / Director : Riko Hirata
Permaculture Designer California State Ciertified Counselor
Design : Toru Hatanaka
Farmer / Graphic Designer / Curry maniac
Grows Rice at Rice terraces in Kamogawa, Chiba Japan
Produced by Permaculturists’ Network