Mariko san recently visited seedsavers in Byron Bay and told a crowd of locals how she and husband Nori san can keep alive 500 varieties of rice in Ibaraki prefecture, Japan. Here she talks to Green Party MP Jan Barham and Jude Fanton of seedsavers. Do visit her site hers peace www.seeds.net
The couple visited 10 years ago in an early visit to Seedsavers. mariko san was instrumental in translating and publishing the Seed Savers Handbook in Japan.