On the 9th of March the 3rd East Japan Earthquake Charity Event was held in Orache in Kannnanmi Cho under the direction of Mr. masamichi Ogawa, owner/Chef of Gawa French Restaurant in Mishima City!
The official title and motto of the event actually is: 僕達が頑張っている！/(WE don’t give up!) We try our best!
Orache is a big complex producing dairy products and craft beers!
They kindly lend their great space in Kannamich Cho (just between Atami and Mishima Cities!).
It has achieved a great reputation with their products all over the Prefecture after only an existence of 12 years or so.
Welcome to Orache!
It is a bit away from Kannami JR Station and you don’t have your own car, it is a good idea to share the taxi!
You are in a spot right between Mount Fuji and Izu Peninsula!
A great place to start a car tour from!
I discovered the famous Pizza Bus from Shimoda I already found in Shizuoka City!
A very interesting organic food stand for dogs!
The regular series of craft beers at Orache!
Incidentally Orache was the first brewery officially recognized by the Japanese Government for producing organic beer!
A limited brew for the season!
Of course I took a bottle back to Shizuoka City!
there were all kinds of performances held especially for kids by more than more than 18 performers or groups as many visitors came with their whole families (and dogs!)!
Orache keeps all kinds of animals on their premises: Sheep, goats, cows,….
Even a human cow!
It can be cold country there, so they have a special space called “Flower Greenhouse”!
All kinds of activities were held for kids and adults alike there!
One of my favorite Japanese manga characters: Totoro!
All great vegetables sold in Orache all year long have an interesting story of environmental cooperation!
orache is located in an area called Tanna which also bears a deserved nickname, “Windy Valley”, which is also the name of the craft beers!
When they first came to Tanna, they found farmers toiling for very little in a harsh environment with prevailing winds and poor soils.
A big dairy and beer company produces a lot of organic refuse which can be used as great natural fertilizer.
So Orache has been contributing all this excellent fertilizer for free to all neighboring farmers!
No wonder vegetables have achieved such a good name in so little time!
Visitors to the dairy/brewery, especially on week ends go back with plenty of them in their cars!
Great beauties sold at ridiculously low prices!
Antique dairy tools for the buffs!
Mini bonsai and gardens on sale!
50% of all profits from the participants’ sales were donated to help people in Fukushima prefecture!
Foodstuffs and organic leeks by a Mishima City Chinese Restaurant!
Chicken karaage, the Japanese soul food!
Caravin Restaurant stand who came all the way from Shizuoka City!
I actually helped them sell their mutton hot dogs!
They were also selling meat sauce gnocchi! All their food was sold out by 13:30!
Quite a few Mishima City restaurants had their stands there, too!
Angel hair candy!
French galette/pancakes by Cream Restaurant in Mishima City!
Being French myself, I couldn’t help buy one!
Great Bagels with Il Cocciuto Restaurant in Mishima City!
Omu Raisu/Japanese rice omelets!
Well done, gals and guys!
419-0105 Kannami Cho (south of Mishima City), Tanna, 349-1
Business hours: 09:00~17:30
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