The 1st Living Support Center Activity, July-September 2021, Fuefuki City Citizen’s Activity / Volunteer Center. We carry out volunteer activities for each other. Due to the coronavirus [Covid-19] catastrophe, the number of places and opportunities for volunteer activities has decreased, and it seems that he was thinking about what he could do now because he was restricted. It seems that it was possible to accept good intentions (daily goods, groceries, school supplies) from 201 citizens and hand them to single-parent households and elderly households who need 86 cases mainly by volunteers. Organized by Fuefuki City Volunteer Liaison Committee (Secretariat: Fuefuki City Council of Social Welfare) Cooperation: Fuefuki City Citizen Activities / Volunteer Center. It was held by the Fuefuki City Volunteer Liaison Committee in early May 2022, and seems to have targeted 88 households in the city, including elderly households and single-parent households who are in need due to the pandemic bruise. It can be seen that there has been a slight increase from last year. It seems that the supplies to be supported are foods such as rice and retort foods sent from 222 individuals and groups, and daily necessities such as detergents and toilet paper. It seems that the people who received the support were happy. It will be a plus in your daily life. He said he would be very grateful if he could continue to help. Free distribution of relief supplies is until May 20, 2022, and it seems that the Volunteer Liaison Committee will distribute relief supplies again within 2022. I hope it doesn’t lead to further poverty and poverty. When the six towns and villages (Isawa Town, Misaka Town, Ichinomiya Town, Yatsushiro Town, Sakaigawa Village, Kasugai Town) merged on October 12, 2004, the name of the new city was solicited. It was narrowed down to two points, “Kyoto City”, and as a result of the final vote, it was decided to be Fuefuki City. Just as the water flowing through the six merged towns and villages gathers in the Fuefuki River, a number of streams became a big flow triggered by the merger, and the name was raised to become the center of Yamanashi, and it became a big swell and the ocean. It is a name with a wish to make a leap forward (nationwide), and as the name suggests, it is widely known. In addition, on August 1, 2006, it was merged with Ashigawa Village and became the current city of Fuefuki. The city’s soil is fertile and well-drained, with long daylight hours and a large temperature difference between day and night, making it an excellent location for fruit tree cultivation. According to the fruit tree production and shipment statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, it is confirmed that the cultivated area, yield and shipment amount of peaches and grapes are all the highest among the municipalities in Japan. In praise of the achievements of the ancestors who have led the cultivation of historic Japanese fruit trees, we pledged to protect and further develop the wonderful fruit villages that we can be proud of throughout the country. On April 10, 2014, he declared “Japan’s No. 1 Taoyuan Township”. In addition, the city has many diverse and valuable historical and cultural resources. The artifacts excavated from the Shakado and Ichinosawa sites during the Jomon period have been designated as important cultural properties, and valuable remains such as the front and rear burial mounds and stone mounds of the Kofun period remain. In the subsequent eras, Teramoto Abandoned Temple, the oldest temple in Yamanashi Prefecture during the Hakuho period, Kai Kokubunji Temple and Nanji Temple during the Nara period, and Isawa no Mikuri, the only Mikuriya（Kitchen: Jinryo, a manor of an ancient and medieval shrine）in Kai Province, were built. The city has been the center of Kai Province for about a thousand years from the establishment of ancient Kai to the relocation of Takeda’s building to Kofu in 1519, and it was truly the “City of Kai Province Millennium.” Ishiwa hot spring Village and Kasugai hot spring Village, which are one of the best hot spring villages in Japan, welcome many tourists throughout the four seasons as tourist accommodation bases in Yamanashi Prefecture, and the city’s public hot spring facilities and footbath facilities that utilize the blessed hot spring resources are It is crowded as a place of healing and charm for many people including citizens. It seems that we will continue to nurture “hospitality hot spring village” through the scenery and festivals that color the seasons. Located slightly east of the central part of the Kofu basin, this area collects water systems flowing from the mountainous hills in the northern, eastern, and southern parts of the basin, and the Fuefuki River flows southwest through the central part of the basin. Alluvial fans such as Hikawa, Kanagawa, Asakawa, and Sakaigawa and alluvial plains at the bottom of the basin spread, and agricultural land mainly composed of fruit trees is distributed from the foot of the mountain to the flat land. Behind it is the Misaka Mountains, and there are villages scattered along the Ashi River that flows from east to west in the mountains. In this way, this area is famous as an area with a relatively cohesive terrain sandwiched between north-south hills and mountainous areas, centered on the flat land that extends along the Fuefuki River. The area is 201.92 square kilometers. It is the “Japan’s number one peach producing area” where 23,000 tons of peaches are harvested annually, and many peach trees are planted in the city, and they bloom all at once in the spring. The appearance is as beautiful as a pink jutan, so it is popular with many spectators from inside and outside the prefecture. A tree suitable for the symbol of Fuefuki City, which aims to become a vibrant exchange city. Kasugai Town is said to have the oldest capital in Kai Province. 山梨岡神社（式内論社）: 鎮目 : The deities are Oyamazumi, Takaokami no kami, and Betsuraijin, one of the 20 government offices in Kai Province listed in the “Enki-shiki Shinmeicho” during the Heian period. There is a deep religious relationship with the Takeda and Tokugawa families, and there is also a “district stone” in the precincts, which is said to be the key stone of Yamanashi district. Built at the end of the Muromachi period, the style is Kasuga-zukuri with corner trees. The size is 1 girder and 1 girder, and the roof is persimmon-roofed. Nationally designated cultural property-Designated on August 28, 1890-Type: Building-Owner: Yamanashi Oka Shrine. 太々神楽 : It is also called “Shingen TAKEDA Kagura” and is said to have been dedicated to pray for victory. Twenty-four kinds of dances are transmitted in the Izumo Kagura system, and the 20th “Kume dance” is also called “Four sword dances”, and four people dance bravely with a sword in one hand. Dedicated at the Yamanashi Oka Shrine Spring Festival (April 4th and 5th). Prefecture-designated intangible folk cultural property-Designated on August 7, 1967-Type: Intangible folklore-Owner: Yamanashi Oka Shrine Maiko. 木造五大明王像 : 桑戸 : It was located at “Jizo-in” in Kuwato, Kasugai Town, Fuefuki City, but in 1586 it was moved to 表鬼門 in Kuwato Village and celebrated. All five were made of cypress wood in the latter half of the Heian period (late 12th century), and the restoration project started in 2001. Prefectural designated cultural property-Designated on June 12, 1997-Type: Engraving-Owner: Kuwato Ward. 木造立川不動明王坐像 : 熊野堂 : It is made of cypress wood and has a total height of 255 cm. With his eyes fluttering, he holds a sword in his left hand and a sword in his right hand. It is unknown when the festival is held here, and the festival is held on February 28th every year. Prefectural designated cultural property-Designated on December 9, 2002-Type: Engraving-Owner: Kumanodo shimo Ward. 寺本廃寺跡 : 寺本字道万町 : Teramoto Abandoned Temple is located in the very center of Kasugai Town, in the very highlands created by the Otoriyama River and Nishikawa. “Kokushi Kai”, compiled in 1814, first appears in the literature. “寺本村, 法華寺の塔ノ心礎一基存在セリ, 村名ノ起ル所是ナリ村民篁ノ中ニ在ル磐石ヲ国分尼寺ノ心礎ナリト云”- It seems that it is written in it. In 1948, Masayuki Nakashima and Mr. Gison Shiota discovered the remains of a Kawada tile kiln that burned the tiles of the abandoned Teramoto temple. In 1950, Buddhist archaeological authority Mosaku Ishida first excavated the cornerstone of the tower and its surroundings. After that, excavation surveys were conducted three times from 1981, and as a result, it was confirmed that the abandoned temple of Teramoto is a temple with a Hokiji style cathedral arrangement with a temple area of 130 m square. In addition, characteristic relics such as roof tiles, ink-painted pottery, statues of Buddha statues, and screw hair were discovered during the investigation. It is believed that it was built in the Hakuho period in the latter half of the 7th century from the tile pattern used. In addition, it is believed that the oldest government office in Kai Province was built in the ancient provincial government offices / Shizume district, and it is said that there are traces of grid-shaped land plots. Prefectural designated cultural property-Designated on May 21, 2009-Type: Historic Site-Owner: Fuefuki City / Individual. Shakado ruins Museum（Senbeiji, Ichinomiya Town）of Jomon Culture : Shakado parking area on the Chuo Expressway down line. It was excavated prior to the construction of the Chuo Expressway. Excavated items from one of Japan’s leading Jomon archaeological sites are on display, and you can see clay figurines and the restored lifestyle at that time. In particular, excavated items such as clay figurines and pottery from the Jomon period are designated as important cultural properties. Miaraizawa, Aburada Ruins : The first Yayoi period rice field discovered in Yamanashi Prefecture, “Miaraizawa Ruins” Location Yatsushiro Town, Fuefuki City (Yatsushiro Town, Higashiyatsushiro County at that time). 農道整備遺跡, 集落, 古墳, 平安時代, 竪穴状遺構1, 土坑5, 流路跡1, 土師器, 須恵器, 陶器, 木製品(曲物, 桶, 縦杵, 斎串など）. A survey conducted in 1989 confirmed the remains of villages (houses, paddy fields) in the latter half of the Yayoi period, and many wooden products were excavated. Some wooden farm tools such as hoe are designated as tangible cultural properties of the prefecture and are exhibited at the Yamanashi Prefectural Archaeological Museum. In addition, in the excavation survey conducted in 2015, peach seeds were excavated from the ditch in the late Yayoi period. Unfortunately, there is no pulp left, but the groundwater level around the ruins was high and the soil was in a good environment, so only seeds remained. As a result of the analysis, it became clear that it was about 1,900 years old. A peach seed was also found in a 1989 survey, but it was difficult to evaluate because physicochemical dating was not performed. Peach is a plant that came from mainland China and is thought to have been used for various purposes such as ornamental, edible, medicinal, and ritual purposes. Since paddy rice cultivation has already begun, it is possible that various farming practices on the continent were reported as a set. It is speculated that the society at that time was not closed to a narrow range, and that the transmission of goods and information was carried out in a fairly wide range. Also, in ancient China, peaches are thought to have the power of longevity and immortality, and there is a glimpse of the description in “Kojiki” that they have the power of amulets. It seems that peach fields are still spreading around the ruins, so I can’t help feeling the emotion. Introduce soil preparation with a production method using chemical fertilizers and reduced pesticides, and harvest after raising the maturity until it is fully ripe. “Environmentally friendly farmer (as recognized by law)” is “Act on Promotion of Introduction of Sustainable Agricultural Production Method”, and（July 28, 1999 Law No. 110) Sustainable Agriculture It was enacted in the Law and came into effect on October 25, the same year. It is a farmer who has been certified by the Governor of Yamanashi Prefecture for the introduction plan of the agricultural production method by integrally making soil with compost and reducing chemical fertilizers and synthetic pesticides. “Technology certification required to become an eco-farmer” “Technology related to soil preparation” (application of compost, cultivation of green manure crops, etc.) “Chemical fertilizer reduction technology” (use of organic fertilizer, local fertilizer application, etc.) “Chemical pesticide reduction technology” (Use of biological pesticides, mechanical weeding, etc.) It is necessary to introduce (or more) technologies that fall under the following three categories one by one. “KIMIKO Peach” is a variety that is said to be a mutant species discovered about 37 years ago at “Kawai Sightseeing Nouen” in Oyama, Misaka Town, Fuefuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture. The rich and refreshing scent, combined with the strong sweetness and moderate acidity, soaks in the afterglow, refreshes the mind and makes you feel good. Due to the difficulty of cultivation, it is a rare peach that is rarely found on the market because the number of producers cannot be increased. This year too, I will be immersed in the joy that I can enjoy and rejoice. Shipment of house cultivation of the high-class grape variety “Shine Muscat Grape” has begun in earnest. On May 11, 2022, JA Fruit Yamanashi’s Mammoth Co-selection Center (Shotokuji, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture) shipped about 200 kg brought in by two farmers. According to JA Zen-Noh Yamanashi, it seems to have the sweetness and swelling of the year. It is said that it will be distributed in Yamanashi prefecture in the future. It will reach its peak around mid-July and will move to open-air areas. Producers were struggling with high fuel prices, but it seems that they are delicious. Due to high market needs, more and more farmers have switched to Shine Muscat for viticulture three to four years ago. This year’s greenhouse cultivation is expected to be 718 tons (up 20% from last year), and high-quality ones are expected to have a market price of about 10,000 yen per kg. If we improve the situation where plagiarism and plagiarism of seedlings and seedlings occur frequently overseas, we will be able to get a higher evaluation from public opinion.
KIMIKO Peach, a new mutant variety discovered by chance, is a rare peach grown only by a limited number of producers who are very difficult to cultivate and have a very short harvest time. Among the many yellow peaches, it has a completely different flavor and is very delicious and can be said to be a phantom peach.
The history of peach cultivation in the Kasugai district of Fuefuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture is old, and seems to date back to the Taisho era more than 100 years ago. Although peach cultivation became popular before World War II, peaches were cut down by the planting control order during the war and disappeared once. It gradually revived from around 1950, and in 1961, with the introduction of hand-packed boxed fruit selection, which can be called craftsmanship, it gained the trust of the market, and it seems that the best peach in Japan has come to be called Kasugai.
There are Ishiwa, Kasugai, Ichinomiya, Yatsushiro, Misaka, and Sakaigawa districts in Fuefuki City, Yamanashi Prefecture, which is “the number one producer in Japan.” It seems that they are always cultivating the best products in many production areas. Among them, the Kasugai area has started peach cultivation with the old technology, and the grape seedless technology seems to be the Kasugai Komatsu area. The place where the hot spring springs out is also the same place. In 1965, a high-quality hot spring with a depth of 4,040 L / min and a spring temperature of 66.8 ° C sprang up from the current depth of 250 m in the “Spring Memorial Park”. It seems that Kasugai Onsen was launched. The next Ishiwa Onsen spring was in 1961. The Fuefuki River, which runs through the center of the city, is dedicated to Fuefuki Gonzaburo, who was good at blowing whistle, and is located in the Kasugai Komatsu district. About 600 years ago, a young man named Gonzaburo lived in Serizawa no Sato (now Mitomi Murakami Kamaguchi). He was the son of Fujiwara no Michiyoshi, a member of the Suketomo HINO faction who was exiled in rebellion against the Kamakura Shogunate. It seems to be new. However, it seems that his father has already died and lived with the villagers. Hard-working Gonzaburo loved to blow the whistle, and his mother seemed to love the sound of the whistle. One summer, a long rain and a typhoon flooded the river, and Gonzaburo was swallowed by a muddy stream, including his house. Gonzaburo desperately grabbed his mother’s hand, but the violent flow left him. The next morning, the river was completely calm, but it seems he couldn’t find his mother. Believing that her mother was still alive, Gonzaburo seemed to search along the river, blowing a whistle every day. Winter has passed and spring has come, but Gonzaburo continued to search. However, one day the sound of the whistle disappeared, and Gonzaburo’s corpse was discovered. It seems that the eccentric body of Gonzaburo was found on the banks of the “Komatsu” far downstream, with a whistle firmly held in his hand, and was buried in the land’s famous Chokeiji Temple by the hands of a sympathetic villager.