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Shikigami presentation, Tokyo

Project: Shikigami

Posted by Dion Workman over 12 years ago

A presentation about the Shikigami forest garden project on the Izu peninsula, Japan

Shikigami presentation, March 23

Date : 23rd March 19:00 ~ 21:00

Place : Tokyo Yotuya-3cyome  at One Kitchen

Entry : by donation

For more information please e-mail tabi0419[at]gmail.com

Shikigami, located on the Izu peninsula, was established by Dion Workman and Asako Kitaori in February 2011. At Shikigami Workman and Kitaori are establishing a forest garden influenced by the philosophies of natural farming and deep ecology and the permaculture design system.

Simple in means, rich in ends, life at Shikigami focuses on the manifestation of abundance with minimal energy or external inputs. Traditional knowledge of wild foods, medicinal plants and forest crafts is researched and practiced. Appropriate traditional technologies are being revived and combined with new insights and understanding.

In this presentation Dion Workman will show photographs of Shikigami’s first year and talk about the  intentions, techniques, and experiences to date. The challenges and rewards of the couple’s back-to-basics lifestyle will be discussed along with their vision for the future.


場所:四谷三丁目 One Kitchen


参加申し込み: tabi0419アットマークgmail.com までお名前を添えてメールください。 (当日飛び込みもOKですが、なるべく事前にメールを頂けたら助かります。)

二 人がShikigamiと呼ぶ彼らの里山に囲まれた暮らしの場は、伊豆半島にあります。2011年2月からDionとアサコさんがここに暮らし始めて1年 が経ちました。2人はこの場所で、自然農、ディープエコロジー、パーマカルチャーの思想から影響を受けながら、フォレスト・ガーデンを実現化していってい ます。

よ りシンプルな手段で、より豊かな結果をえる。Shikigamiでの暮らしは、必要最小限のエネルギーと必要最小限の外部からの資材の投入で、より豊かな 収穫を得ることを目指しています。里山での暮らしで二人は、食べられる野草や薬草、森の暮らしでの工芸などの先人の知恵を学び、実践しています。新たな見 方と理解を持って、この先人の知恵が再び見直されてきています。

今 回のプレゼンテーションでは、Dion自身がShikigamiのこの一年の様子を、写真を踏まえて、目指していることやそのためのテクニック、経験を 語ってくれます。原点回帰の暮らしを始めてぶつかった課題や、逆にこの暮らしだからこそ得ることのできた恵みを、これからのShikigamiのヴィジョ ンとともにお話しします。

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