Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sweet Potato Harvest

The farmers that Joan helps, Takashi-san and Shee-chan, and their family have been farming in the area for many, many years. Most of the land of Musashisakai used to belong to the family, and many branches of the family are still hear and own many things. Some Takashis own and operate the local sento (bath house) we go to. In fact, our landlord is a Takashi.

One of the long time traditions started by Shee-chan's father is having a group of local school kids and their parents come and harvest sweet potatoes. We helped prepare the field the week before
and went back to watch the event.

I took a bunch of video clips and stitched them together into this youtube video. Enjoy!

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