“Sagae City, Yamagata Prefecture”, It is located in the center of the prefecture, within 20 km from Yamagata City. Developed as the core of the Nishimurayama area, the city is dotted with National Route 112, which connects the Shonai Region and the prefectural capital. It crosses the center of Yamagata prefecture and connects the Shonai region and Miyagi prefecture-Yamagata Expressway. The jurisdiction is located almost in the center of Yamagata prefecture. The area where the Mogami River, Sagae River, Asahi River, and Tukinuno River, which originate from the Dewa Hills, flow through. Sagae（It is famous as the best cherry producing area in the prefecture. It is characterized by an inland climate, with large temperature differences between summer and winter and day and night. Rainfall is relatively low in the prefecture, but the snowfall situation in the mountains and plains is significantly different. As the village of the best cherry in Japan, we practice town development that sticks to the specialty cherry and make a great contribution to the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industry. In addition, by using the ground work method, we will hold familiar parks and events by creating a town with the participation of residents. It is famous as a city that is well-balanced with commerce, industry, agriculture, and tourism. Promote “Town development colored with flowers, greenery, and murmuring”. Moisture and peace that are not found in big cities, a comfortable lifestyle can be established, and a land pattern that you will never get tired of. Airport, bullet train, highway and transportation access are also convenient and comfortable. Special products are fruits such as strawberry, grape and blueberry, roses, cherry confectionery, hand-dyed carp streamer, cherry wine and sake. The Shiraiwa district prospered as a post town for Mt. Dewasanzan travelers. During the Edo period, Jionji-Temple（East Asian Yogācāra:Hosso sect）received a red stamp of 2,812 stones from the shogunate and had the largest temple territory in Tohoku. 島島東 – 親兵衛稲荷の松 ; A city-designated memorial on June 5, 2020. Export of Cherry -Domestic cool transportation from Sagae City to Fukuoka. 2018 to Taipei, Taiwan and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Use a coolant to solve the humidity and temperature problems from the previous year. “Kahoku Town, Nishimurayama District”, Development began early in the Heian period and was owned by Hiromoto OE, who joined Sagae. Around 1390, Hidenaga NAKAJO（Chujo）joined the club and worked on the development of Yachi Township（The castle was built by Nagamasa Chujo during the Koji era (1555-1558), Alternatively, Shiratori juro Nagahisa-Ko built and built Yachi-honcho.）for six generations. After Nagahisa was murdered by Yoshiaki Mogami and Takamoto, a descendant of Hiromot, was destroyed, the land was subsequently under the control of the Mogami family. After the reform of the Mogami family, it became the Tozawa clan territory in the north and the Yamagata clan territory in the south of the central part, and it has gone through many years. etc. The puddy filed was developed from early on, promoting the region centered on rice and bastard saffron（Carthamus tinctorius (Mohler, Roth, Schmidt & Boudreaux, 1967)）, and directly connected to the upper culture by the mogami river. Therefore, it has left an excellent cultural heritage. Due to the inland climate and the weather conditions（Unique to basins with large temperature differences）of the Mogami River, which is said to be optimal for safflower cultivation, safflower has been actively cultivated since the Muromachi period. From the Edo Period to the early Meiji period, it prospered as a safflower distribution center by the Mogami River. The harvested safflower descended the Mogami River to Sakata, where it was once reloaded for western-route shipping, crossed the Sea of Japan, and landed in Tsuruga.In addition, it was sent to Kyoto and Osaka via Biwa Lake and Yodo River, and made the fame of Mogami safflower known throughout the country. At that time, it was said that it accounted for half of the national production. The ship carried kamigata brought a lot of Kamigata Culture（Kyoto and Osaka area）, including daily necessities as a return load. etc. Since it is a basin, it is hot and humid in summer and snow accumulates in winter, but the average amount of snow is about 1 m. Inland climate peculiar to the basin where the temperature difference is large. Cherry from mid-June to early July boasts the highest production of any National towns and villages. Harmony with Nature Easy to live in, you can raise children with peace of mind, the vitality created by interaction, learning from history and nurturing the next generation, full of charm to make together. “Nishikawa Town, Nishimurayama District”, The name of the town comes from the name of the Nishikawa Junior High School Association established by both Nishiyama Village and Kawadoi village.Located in the center of the prefecture, 32 km west of Yamagata City. It is surrounded by the Asahi mountain range in Bandai-asahi National Park, Mt. Gassan and its tributaries.95% of the total area is occupied by mountains, and the flat land extends slightly along the Sagae River and its tributaries that flow through the town. The habitable area is only 12.57 km (3.2%), and it is one of the prefecture’s most heavy snowfall areas, with more than 5 m of snow in many areas. At Mt. Gassan, which is also a symbol of the town, you can enjoy skiing in the spring and summer. Every year from early April to late July, it is crowded with about 150,000 skiers and snowboarders. Improvement of water source area, further strengthening normal standards-Water source town. Establishment of water pollution prevention standards（水質汚濁防止法 ; Water Pollution Prevention Act, 昭和四十五年,十二月二十五日,法律第百三十八号, Act No. 138 of December 25,1970）and Natural environmental learning: Activities such as enlightenment ofmaintenance has been certified as “town development that makes the most of water”. The choosed hundred famous water: The lectotype of “famous water” is that “conservation status is good” and “conservation activities by local residents” are being continued. Specialty Actinidia arguta (Sieb. Et Zucc.) Planch. Ex Miq. (Kiwi berry) variety “Hoko” : Kazuo Sato has spent more than 30 years selecting native Kiwi berry. Moreover, it seems that breeding has been continued for more than 40 years since that time. Not only nutritional values such as vitamins and minerals, but also noble aroma, mellow sweetness and abundant vitamins stand out. It looks like a small kiwi, but it’s the taste of a new fruit that I’ve never encountered, and once I eat it, it’s an unforgettable taste that I haven’t eaten yet. There are excellent varieties of Green soybeans in the murayama area-‘Hiden’. This variety tends to start harvesting late, around September 20th. Once eaten, it has an unforgettable taste and is gradually gaining popularity. It is mainly made in the Nishimurayama area centered on Kahoku Town and Sagae City. Asahi Town, Nishimurayama District”, East edge mountain foot. The Mogami River meanders northward for about 21 km from north to south of the town area. It is famous as a town with abundant natural environment, with native forests such as national parks occupying about 73% of the town’s soil. The river terraces along both banks of the Mogami River are fertile land suitable for growing fruit trees and crops, including specialty Apples. The climate is inland, and in summer there are many hot and humid days and cool nights. Winter is a snowy area with many cold days, and it is suitable for cultivating high-quality fruits because of the large temperature comparison and temperature differences. The attractive weather environment allows you to clearly feel the four seasons. The area of the town is 196.81 km2, and the terrain extends 25 km east to west and 21 km north to south from east to west. The southeastern part is surrounded by the Shirataka Mountains and is blessed with abundant natural resources such as beech virgin forest. Humans began to live very long ago, and historically it was the first Paleolithic discovered in Japan-Osumi site. In 1936, Kuniharu（kuniji） OTAKE（Kuniji: Born in 1880, he was the son of a great landowner and experienced fukushima’s sericulture school. Formed a cooperative credit union and has been a member of the village and town council since 1917.etc.）instinctively saved the stone fragments that came out during the construction of the Meikyoubashi in the attic. In 1949, he was convinced that Susumu（Shin）Sugai was a Paleolithic and published it in the douujinshi “Jomon”. Announced earlier than the Iwajuku site in Gunma prefecture. Komatsuno ruins where stone tools were discovered after that.It is estimated that paleolithic man already lived 20,000 years ago in the late pleistocene. In the Nara period, many villages developed with the rise of mountain worship such as Asahi peak. Among them, onuma’s “Ukishima Inari Shrine” is blessed as a noble prayer place for Mr. Oe sagae and Mr. Mogami yamagata. After that, it was worshiped as a prayer place for successive Tokugawa shogunates. The town and village system was enforced in 1902. As for cultural properties, the nationally designated important cultural property “Satake Family Residence” is located in the Tokiwa area. A valuable private house as an example of a well-preserved middle-class farmhouse in the middle of the Edo period. Prefectural designated natural monument is a thousand-year-old “large sugi（Cryptomeria japonica (Thunb. ex L.f.)D.Don）” – Miyajuku’s “Horyu Shrine（It is said that the temple that enshrined the spirit of the dragon was started in the 11th year of Jowa (844).）”. Arajuku’s “Yakushi Nyorai Statue”, which is thought to have been revealed in the late Heian period. Kakuta style lion dance: Mr. Geki Shirota, the unsealed house of Oya Village, is a curtain lion from Kakuta Village of the Sendai Domain. Buddhist memorial service at Eirinji-Temple（Soto school (of Zen Buddhism)）on feed tray (August 15th). He also performed a dance at the oya Fujin Festival (August 31st) to pray for a good harvest-Prefecture-designated intangible folk cultural property. etc. To establish a unique agricultural management that takes advantage of the characteristics of the region. We have promoted complex management that incorporates hops, livestock, etc., centering on apples and grapes. Since 1970, utilization of unused agricultural land, creation of agricultural land, conversion from puddy filed. We are trying to increase agricultural income centered on fruit trees. Japan’s No. 1 “Bag-free Fuji Apple” As a result, apples have established themselves as “Bag-free Fuji Apple” as the nation’s most excellent quality production area. It has a long history, dating back to 1887. Since then, the establishment of a cultivation technology system backed by systematic fruit tree promotion measures that make the best use of the land and enthusiastic research by growers: National production center formation. Originating from tropical Asia, it has a history and taste of more than 2000 years. In Japan, it was used during the Edo period（菜譜,1704: 豆留牟良佐岐）, but it was mainly used for ornamental purposes and as a dye. In the People’s Republic of China, it was first seen in the 3rd century “Bowuzhi; Zhang Hua: Wei to the West Fu Dynasty (Six Dynasties), Active”, and in the 6th century “Qimin Yaoshu (532-549); “, Describes how to make a dye from fruit. I heard that there are various other names such as Basera, Fujina, Ochiai, Fujiaoi, Indian Spinach, Ceylon spinach, Handama in Amami Oshima, and Kikurage greens in China. In Japan, it’s known as an annual herb with strong vitality, and it’s prized as a two-year herb in tropical regions. From a health-oriented perspective, it has gained popularity as an optimal vegetable. I heard that it was not widely used as an edible vegetable in various parts of Japan until the 1970s. Summer green yellow vegetables: Compared to winter spinach, vitamin A is about 20 times higher, calcium is about 4 times higher, and vitamin C and other nutrients are abundant. The new cooking method of Tsurumuraski (Malabar nightshade. Basella rubra) was investigated. New type Turumurasaki, being green leaf, straight and non coiled is similar to spinach in color and style. Spinach can’t get enough in summer, but Tsurumurasaki is easily cultivated. As Tsurumurasaki’s bitter in taste and fibvons in texture, were only used by boiling to take away odor and bitter taste and remake texture. Cooking method is limited, menu is “Ohitashi（煮浸し）” and “Aemono（和え物）”. I like to saute and eat with gratin. Because I feel refreshed the day after drinking alcohol. “Gassan” : Located in the center of Yamagata Prefecture, it borders Tsuruoka（Former Haguro）, Shonai（Former Tachikawa）and Nishikawa Town. It is 1,984 m above sea level and has a semi-circular Aspide-type volcano, which is rare in the world. “近代社格制度”（明治維新以降（The conversion of the Edo Shogunate movement against the Emperor’s parental system by the Meiji government）: Engi ceremony (905-927 (5 years to 5 years of extension), 967 (4 years of Koho)). The statutory law and grammar that forms the basis of the Ritsuryu state）: It is the only old shrine in the Tohoku region in the new shrine ranking system), and the guardian deity and Tsukuyomi-no-mikoto are enshrined. Together with Mt. Haguro（414 m above sea level）and Mt. Yudono（1,500 m above sea level）, it has been famous as a religious object since ancient times. Malabar spinach is often mistaken for being “similar to SPINACH,” but its nutritional value is an enhanced version of spinach, especially rich in calcium. The “Sagae Nishimurayama Agricultural Products Safety and Security Measures Promotion Council” is in charge of “Agricultural Pests and Pests” so that it can be used as a reference for appropriate and efficient control measures in consideration of the weather and cultivation environment of the Sagae Nishimurayama area. “Control standards” have been created. The “Sagae Nishimurayama Agricultural Products Safety and Security Measures Promotion Council” is a permanent safety assurance measure for agricultural products produced in the Sagae Nishimurayama area, as well as pesticide users, local residents and the surrounding environment. Established to promote the proper use of pesticides, thorough safety control guidance centered on the creation of agricultural pest control standards, thorough safety confirmation by conducting pre-shipment pesticide residue inspections, and publicity to consumers We are engaged in business such as advertising activities and exchanges. In creating the “Crop Pest Control Standards”, the control timing and control method are reviewed every year, and pesticides are added or deleted based on the registration and revocation information of pesticides. In addition, cultivation methods such as soil preparation, tillage, rotation, use of resistant varieties / rootstocks, removal of damage residue, optimization of cultivation environment, etc. Practice of agricultural cultivation method to control by improving the above and communication disrupting agent (by releasing synthetic pheromone to the farmland, it disturbs the communication with the opposite sex to be mated, inhibits mating, and lowers the breeding rate. By making it, the use of pesticides used for the purpose of reducing the density of pests) is widely recommended, and it seems that they are aiming for the practice of agriculture that is kind to people and has less environmental load. “Sagae Nishimurayama Agricultural Products Safety and Security Measures Promotion Council” Composition: Sagae Mayor, Mayor of Kahoku, Mayor of Nishikawa, Mayor of Asahi, Mayor of Oe, Director of Industrial Economy Department of Murayama General Branch, Nishimurayama Agricultural Technology Promotion Section, Sagae Nishimurayama Agriculture Cooperative Representative Director Union Chairman.
JA Sagae Nishimurayama’s shipping organization, “Sagae City Tsurumurasaki Subcommittee,” was established in 1980, and is based on it. It seems that they are focusing on soil preparation, such as conducting regular soil diagnosis and composting. Compost is feces. It uses local organic resources such as straw and pruned fruit trees as raw materials, and seems to contribute to farming cooperation and resource recycling in the area. Sagae Nishimurayama Tsurumurasaki Meeting has set up a demonstration and seems to be working on pest control in consideration of biodiversity. It seems that the subcommittee’s own cultivation manual that systematizes the techniques of each producer is created to standardize and establish the techniques of the subcommittee members, and technical guidance and information exchange are provided through cultivation seminars, field trips, etc. is. In addition, in order to secure new sales channels, “We are making efforts that utilize this perspective and ingenuity of women, such as conducting sales promotion activities that utilize original recipes. We are working as a model organization for the 2015 Yamagata Prefecture version of GAP. It seems that the full-scale introduction of GAP in 2015 has led to more efficient work and lower costs.
It seems that the “Sagae Nishimurayama Agricultural Products Safety and Security Departure Ceremony” was held on April 19, 2022 at JA Sagae Nishimurayama Headquarters in Sagae City to promote safe production areas before full-scale shipment of agricultural products. Under the watchful eye of consumers and producers, the first team of heated cherries, which are about to be shipped, is being held.
In 2022, work regulations and harvesting work will be permitted by the side jobs of prefecture staff and Sagae City staff. The “side business support system” of local government employees allows side businesses only for “activities with high public interest that are not for profit”, but by permitting side businesses even in highly profitable agriculture, local contribution and staff skills Aim for up. Under the Local Public Service Law, local public servants cannot do side jobs without the permission of the governor, mayor of municipality, and superintendent of education, but the prefecture introduced a side job support system in FY18 with the aim of contributing to the community and improving the skills of prefectural staff. Regarding agriculture, Even if it is for profit, it will contribute to the interests of an unspecified number of people, and social demand will be high. It will be judged that the skills gained in the prefecture can be utilized in the work of the prefecture. Regarding the side business of local government employees in agriculture, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture, which introduced the same side business support system as the prefecture in September 2021, City officials are allowed to work part-time at apple farmers in the city. In Arita City, Wakayama Prefecture, city officials are allowed to work side-by-side to support farmers who grow specialty oranges.