Masami has remain active in Japan since she worked with Seedsavers  in Australia at the Seed Savers Network HQ,  and during several of our tours of Japan. Masami-san was also part of a group of translators who help get the seeds savers handbook published in Japan. Masami-san now visits, assists and organise local seed collection and exchanges amongst isolated gardening elders who have kept traditional seeds and passed them on to others. They are mostly women who used to farm. Please send us more news Masami-san and congratulations for sticking with what you love to do and work with seeds the first link in the food chain. More than that you have loop the loop: you have reconcile the cultural aspect and the biological aspect of seeds. Different home save types of seeds are not just a commodity but a Japanese cultural expression. They dicate the type food that people grow and prepare for the table. Very often one type of daikon radish is suitable for one type of dish. Japanese are very sensitive to this aspects of culture. They love and respect their cultural food as much as we love Japanese traditional foods. Thank you Sakaban-san for your efforts and results.

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