Film Projection and Workshop 
Shinfuku-san’s 100 Years’ Recipe:
In search of traditional taste and future menu in Takazato, Yanbaru-Okinawa


Food is not only mental ingredient, but also important element for mental activity. Today’s food makes you in the future. And even the memory of food remains in you even after hundred years. In this film projection and workshop, featuring food-scape of Shinfuku-san, who lives in Takazato village in Yanbaru-Okinawa and celebrates his hundred years’ longevity, we investigate relationship between his memory of food and everyday life. His talk and praxis tells us a lot about sustainable future and everyday food practice.

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Every day, Shinfuku-san harvests Shiikwasaa-lime in his orchard even in his hundreds. His life is sustained by his ordinary food, especially his eating habitus without like and dislike. Also he remembers his food in his childhood very well; he says that he cannot forget the taste of sweet potato which his family cultured then. It is Shinfuku-san’s hundred years’ recipe. What kind of taste would you remember when you would be hundred years old? Let’s draw a picture of food what you like today. It must certainly be “hundred years’ recipe” of you when you would be hundred years old!

Date: Thursday, 28, Nevember 2019
Place: Takazato Community Center( →Access)
Takazato 472, Ohgimi Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa
Language: Japanese
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Part I Interview workshop with elderlies at day care service
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Part II Drawing and visioning workshop with children
Host: Research project “Praxis and theory of open commitment for documenting and archiving” of Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Co-host: Research project “Fudo-nization of advanced technology” founded by Toyota Foundation
Cooperation: Takazato Ward, Ohgimi Village, Okinawa Prefecture
Contact: Masahiro Terada (Visiting Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature) E-mail