Karuno Village and Ikisu Village merged. Kamisu Village was born in 1955. “KAMISU city, Ibaraki Prefecture” : August 1, 2005, Kamisu Town and Hasaki Town merged. It will be born as a city with a population of over ninety thousand. The city flowers are Sarcandra glabra, the trees are Sciadopitys verticillata, and the birds are Horornis diphone. It is located in the Kashima area in the southeastern part of Ibaraki prefecture. Kashima Nada, the dashing Pacific Ocean in the east. To the west is Katori City and Tonosho Town in Chiba Prefecture via the Tone River. It borders Kashima City in the north and Choshi City in Chiba Prefecture in the south. Sources from Kasumigaura and Kitaura : It is located in a flat lowland sandwiched between the Hitachi Tone River and the Tone River and Kashimanada. The east and west are gently sloping against the backdrop of Route 124, which runs north and south. The Kashima port and Kashima Seaside Industrial Zone have been developed from the north to the east. It plays an important role as a wide-area supply base for steel and petroleum products. It is also located within 100 km from Tokyo. Time distance is shortened by using Higashi-Kanto Expressway. In addition, it is close to Narita-New Tokyo International Airport ; New Tokyo International Airport and is about 30 km away. The climate is oceanic, with little rainfall and little temperature difference throughout the four seasons. Impression that it is easy to live in a relatively warm place. The terrain consists of flat land, alluvial lowlands and sandy soil. Japan’s four largest dunes : Kashima sand dunes were scattered at an altitude of about 30 m. Once counted as one, it is isolated. The city’s terrain has completely changed as it disappeared with the creation of the Kashima Seaside Industrial Zone. The littoral industrial area extends to the east and the agricultural area extends to the west. The area of the city area is about 146.97 km2. Public organizations such as the city hall are concentrated in the Mizoguchi District, which borders National Route 124. Onohara and Shitte District are the core of commerce. Kamisu City International Friendship Association (KIFA) : Fostering citizens’ feelings for the wider world and enhancing international mutual understanding : Implement these various support projects, etc., Established for the purpose of contributing to internationalization and International goodwill. Cultural exchange, language, homestay, public relations ; The association has four committees as pillars. For foreigners : Holding class / Language course and international exchange events. Developing various businesses such as publishing public relations magazines（Ki-fa）. Hasaki Coastal dune plants park : Area 4.80 ha (width 151 M × depth 317 M) Opening date May 1992. Beginning of green pepper cultivation in Kamisu City : A variety called “California Wonder” from the United States was cultivated. It was used as a vegetable for the expeditionary forces around 1949, immediately after the end of the war. Facility maintenance such as vinyl house : From around 1965, a major production area was formed due to the improvement of production technology. Expanding awareness of Hasaki green peppers : ‘Dora-P’, Together with the characters of the distribution subcommittee, the subcommittee will work together to promote it nationwide. The well-drained, smooth sandy soil has strong characteristics for continuous cropping. Also, a warm climate is suitable throughout the year. A famous production area with a nationwide share rate of 25% and the largest acreage in Japan. In Hasaki, the greenhouse and three crops are replanted seasonally in spring and autumn. Ships green peppers to markets throughout the country, mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area, throughout the year. Green pepper cultivation of Hasaki Blue（Green）Sales Subcommittee（Namegata-Shiosai Japan Agricultural Cooperatives）started in 1949. It has grown into a standing position that can be said to be a key production area that supports national consumption. In Hasaki, shipments peak from May to June every year during the peak season. Harvesting work and temperature control of the house during the day. At night, I spared no time to sleep, such as sorting and sorting fruits. Unification of quality by unification（Resource conservation and Labor reduction）; Now it takes fifteen minutes to complete all fruit selection, sorting and packaging. Now it is possible to reduce labor and time. It is incomparable to the time when shipping work was done manually. I heard that the representative varieties are ‘Miogi and Kyosuzu.’ Red bell pepper, Ripe green color pimento with trees, it is produced year-round in greenhouse, rain shelter, and outdoor culture. Cultivation management of producers is difficult because the cultivation period takes more than twice as long. However, the sweetness becomes stronger and the amount of vitamin C and carotene doubles. It’s a lively field treat. A cheerful face mark. Our feelings are packed tightly. Bees carry pollen and promote pollination. Adjust water and fertilizer with a nutrient solution soil cultivation system. We grow delicious peppers with advanced environmentally friendly agricultural technology. It seems to be a big feature that it makes safe and secure peppers that are kind to the natural environment.
Kamisu red peppers are widely known nationwide, and although they are cultivated in greenhouses in this area, they are the only place in Japan where year-round cultivation is carried out. Even in other areas such as Kochi and Miyazaki in the south where pepper production is active, it seems that peppers over the winter are not cultivated very much. Farmers in Kamisu City do not use pesticides as much as possible, and it seems that they are exterminating pests by releasing natural enemy insects. In addition, it seems that it has been certified as an environmentally friendly farmer (as recognized by law) and is cultivating this excellent agricultural product with the highest awareness of consumers. Also, green peppers are “early harvest of immature fruits”. If left as it is, it will turn red and become a “red bell pepper”. Some people may think that it is a different variety, but it seems that it turns red when this green is fully ripe.
As for the vegetables designated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the government has set the vegetables that consume the most. The designated production area is designated by the national government as a large-scale production area that produces the designated vegetables every year. If the price of designated vegetables becomes cheaper, there is a system to pay the cheaper amount to the farmers in the designated production area so that they will continue to grow vegetables next year. Ibaraki Prefecture has the largest acreage and production volume in Japan. Ibaraki peppers, which pursue “safety, safety, and freshness” by a cultivation method that considers quality and the environment, are characterized by their deep color, gloss, soft meat, and less bitterness. Most of the production seems to be cultivated in facilities in Kamisu City and Kashima City, which are blessed with well-drained sand dunes and warm weather conditions.
The introduction time in the former Hasaki Town was ordered from the U.S. military from 1948 to 1949 immediately after the end of the war, and seeds of a variety called California Wonder Pepper were supplied and cultivated by the U.S. military and shipped from the port of Yokosuka in a wooden box. Seems to be the beginning. It seems that many people are not good at the unique green odor, and recently, breeding has progressed, and medium-sized varieties with less loss and less likes and dislikes for children have been born.