The much loved symbol of Earth Day.
All the work shop booths were hand made.
It was freezing!!
The non-electric cafe
Recycled candle workshop
Due to the low temperature, the yoga class turned into an aerobics class
After the nuclear contamination last march, many farmers in Tochigi and Fukushima planted sunflowers to try and absorb some of the radiation. There was a bumper harvest of sunflowers at the end of the year and much thought was given to how this resource could be used. It was found that even sunflowers grown in highly contaminated soil could be used to produce sunflower oil that had no trace of contamination. It appears that any radiation absorbed by the plant is held within the stalk and leaves and not released into the seed. This booth was run by a group of farmers involved in this project. You can find out more by calling: tel.0285-37-7366 (Japanese only)