Chef Shinnosuke and natural farmer Murakame at their joint restaurant venture in Itoshima, Japan (photo, P.M. Lydon / Final Straw)

Filming – A Week in Western Japan

This week we filmed in Osaka, Nara, and Fukuoka, and each day was full of fresh local food. In Nara, our amazing Japanese interpreter and I spent an extended weekend withYoshikazu Kawaguchi, a natural farmer who runs a free monthly farming class, including free practice farming plots for students; about 300 students were in attendance …

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