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PEOPLE
Vol.18
THE SECRET TO A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE

Those who wish to see the sunrise can do so from around the Ojika Island Ferry T…

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CULTURE
Vol.14
OLD FISHING VILLAGE

The Fuefuki area has historically been the cultural and economic center of Ojika…

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CULTURE
Vol.15
SPRING GOODBYES

Ojika Ferry Terminal gets busy in March. This is the month of new beginnings in …

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PEOPLE
Vol.16
WELCOME TO ŌTA-SAN’S GARDEN!

One day, when I first moved to Ojika Island, I was on my way to Kojiroyama komin…

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PEOPLE
Vol.17
AMA’s SUMMER ON OJIKA ISLAND

Well, not summer really… It’s still the middle of May and the sea is…

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CULTURE
Vol.00
BRINGING YOU STORIES FROM OJIKA ISLAND

In Ojika there isn’t much to distract us from what’s really importan…

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EAT
Vol.01
JAPANESE SILVERLEAF

Japanese silverleaf, called TSUWA in Japanese, is one of nature’s bounty f…

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CULTURE
Vol.02
SHELLFISH SEASON

The spring tide in May is the most anticipated time of the year on Ojika Island….

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EAT
Vol.03
SCALLIONS

Scallions take a whole year to grow and are harvested right before the rainy sea…

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CULTURE
Vol.04
YAKUME

Communal labor is an important part of Ojika’s life. Once or a couple of t…

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EAT
Vol.05
RAINY SEASON AND PLUMS

In Japan they say that the rain falls when the plums ripen. As such, in Japan th…

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CULTURE
Vol.06
SLOW ISLAND LIFE

Life on Ojika Island is simple, and thus stress-free. People, vehicles, animals&…

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CULTURE
Vol.7
THE DAY THE WORLD TURNED WHITE

Snow is a rare sight here on Ojika Island. It might snow once or twice a year, b…

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CULTURE
Vol.8
KONPIRA-SAN, GUARDIAN DEITY OF THE SEA

Every year, on the 10th of April, every village on Ojika Island holds the Konpir…

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CULTURE
Vol.9
RICE PLANTING

With its flat terrain and red volcanic soil, Ojika Island is perfect for rice cu…

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CULTURE
Vol.10
RICE HARVESTING

The rice harvesting season on Ojika Island arrives earlier than in other parts o…

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EAT
Vol.11
KANKORO MOCHI

As the days get colder and winter is just around the corner, the sight of sweet …

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CULTURE
Vol.12
FIRE PREVENTION PARADE

Ojika Island takes pride in having some of the oldest wooden buildings among the…

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CULTURE
Vol.13
AISAI MARKET

Early birds have a great opportunity to get a glimpse into the island’s li…

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