Shimizu Mountain Stream Square (Sasa, Kimitsu City: Nomizo Falls / Kameiwa Cave), which has recently become a hot topic, is a hidden gem that even locals know. If the timing is right, it seems that there are times when it looks like a heart ♥. Future Link Network Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture), Futtsu City, Chiba Prefecture, and Chiba Magazine Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture) will enter into an “Agreement on Dissemination of Futtsu City Administrative Information” in 2022. Signed on August 3rd. Takami melon developed by the public interest incorporated foundation Research Institute for Horticultural Plant Breeding is resistant to vine splitting and powdery mildew. A green meat variety with high sugar content and excellent storage and transportability. Greenhouse / growing in plastic tunnel For spring crop cultivation. The commercialization rate is high with few fruits during the net expression period and maturity period. The fruit shape is slightly tall. The fruit is slightly larger than Ams melon and Delichi melon, with a fruit weight of 1.2 to 1.5 kg. The flesh is green, thick, firm, and does not ferment, so it can be transported over long distances. The flesh is hard at the time of harvest, but gradually softens, and it seems that the best time to eat is 5 to 10 days after harvest, and the proper feeding period is long. Standard sugar content (Brix) 15-16%, female flower formation is stable, and low-temperature fruiting is also high, so stable fruiting can be obtained by bee mating. It is resistant to fusarium and powdery mildew, and the grass shape is stable in the latter half of growth. It seems to be resistant to vine wilt disease (canker). The ripening period is 55-60 days from Kyushu to Kanto. It seems that melons are cultivated in various areas in Futtsu city. Every year, it is shipped from the beginning of May, and it seems that you can enjoy several varieties until July. Varieties such as Prince Melon, Takami Melon, and Lennon Melon are characterized by their sweet scent. Since melons grow in hot places, it seems better to cool them in the refrigerator about two hours before eating rather than storing them in the refrigerator. Futtsu City is located on the Tokyo Bay side of the midwestern part of the Boso Peninsula. It is a city rich in nature surrounded by the sea and mountains, such as the 40-kilometer north-south coastline, the verdant Mt. Famous. Cape Futtsu, which protrudes into Tokyo Bay, is said to be the Amanohashidate of the Kanto region and is designated as a Minamiboso Quasi-National Park. At the tip of Cape Futtsu is an observatory in the shape of a Japanese white pine. Not only does it offer a panoramic view of Tokyo Bay, but when the air is clear in winter, Mt. Fuji can be seen clearly. The view of Mt. Fuji from here is so spectacular that it has been selected as one of the 100 best views of Mt. Fuji in the Kanto region. With the opening of the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line and the Tateyama Expressway, access from the metropolitan area has improved and convenience has increased, and it seems that there are many bustles for clam digging, sea bathing, and hiking. With the aim of creating Futtsu where citizens can confidently pass the baton to the next generation, they are working to ensure that residents feel proud and attached to living in Futtsu, and feel happy. In 1889, Aohori Village, Futtsu Village, and Iino Village were born with the implementation of the town and village system. In 1897, it was renamed Futtsu Town, and in 1926, it was renamed Aohori Town. In 1955, Futtsu Town, Aohori Town, and Amaha Village merged to form Futtsu Town, and the former Osawa Town became a town and village. With the enforcement of the system, Onuki Village and Yoshino Village merged to form Onuki Town, and in 1955 Onuki Town and Sanuki Town merged to form Osawa Town. Minato Town, Tenjinyama Village, Takeoka Village, and Kanaya Village merged to become Amaha Town. In 1955, Minuemi Village, Tamaki Village, and Sekitoyo Village merged to become Minegami Village merger. On April 25, 1971, three towns were merged to become Futtsu Town, and on September 1 of the same year, Futtsu City was born under the municipal system. Located in the southern part of Chiba Prefecture, in the midwest of the Boso Peninsula, it borders Kimitsu City in the northeast, Kamogawa City and Kyonan Town in Awa County in the southeast. The whole city is within 40 to 60 km from the city center. JA Kimitsu is a member of the Chiba Prefectural Horticultural Association and the Chiba Prefectural Vegetable Gardening Association: History, established in May 1964, 20 organizations in the prefecture (agricultural cooperatives, agricultural cooperative subcommittee organizations, municipal gardening associations / agriculture) Consists of the Promotion Association, Prefectural Seedling Study Group, Prefectural Greenhouse Association) (as of the end of May 2021). Activities We will promote mutual communication and coordination among members, improve and disseminate vegetable production, rationalize sales, secure the profits of members, and expect the development of vegetable gardening in this prefecture. Implementation of consumption expansion business Daejeon market top sales, creation of Chiba horticultural clear file, implementation of consumption expansion event at metropolitan area mass retailers Implementation of out-of-prefecture inspection training, participation in various workshops Promotion of establishment of main production area of excellent vegetables in Chiba prefecture Implementation of the project Holding of general meetings, board meetings, and secretariat meetings. Introducing the standing position of the producer（Ozone district）of Oraho Japanese white radish. Outline of affiliated organizations (as of April 1, 2021): Name of affiliated organizations, Sodegaura City Agriculture and Forestry Promotion Council, Grounds for Establishment, Sodegaura City Agriculture and Forestry Promotion Council, Establishment Ordinance, Purpose and Necessity of Establishment, Matters under the jurisdiction to respond to the mayor’s inquiry regarding the formulation, change and project implementation of the agricultural promotion area development plan and the city agriculture and forestry promotion. Number of members who deliberate on matters related to matters, 20 people, public / private disclosure of the two-year committee meeting (closed when discussing matters related to personal information) Jurisdiction department, Sodegaura City Hall, Environment and Economy Department, Agriculture and Forestry Promotion Division. Kimitsu Agricultural Cooperative is located in the southwestern part of Chiba prefecture, near the center of the Boso Peninsula. It is within 50 kilometers from central Tokyo. In April 2004, 3JA merged to form JA Kimitsu, which has jurisdiction over Kimitsu City, Futtsu City, and Sodegaura City. The jurisdiction has a relatively warm climate, where rice, vegetables, livestock products, etc. are actively produced, and it is blessed with geographical conditions and has a strong agricultural production base. Since the opening of the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line in 1997, the transportation network has been improved and convenience has been improved, such as the opening of the Futtsu Tateyama Road and the Tateyama Expressway, and the extension of the Ken-O Expressway. JA Kimitsu returns to the origin of cooperative activities with the aim of healthy management and “energetic JA loved by the region”, and is working on business management that makes the best use of the characteristics of comprehensive JA based on the promotion of regional agriculture. There is. In addition, rice grains, fruits and vegetables, flowers, livestock, and direct sales are the main areas, and rice cultivation and horticulture are popular. Phaseolus vulgaris is cultivated in the jurisdiction in the Obitsu district of Kimitsu city. Obitsu is located in the center of the JA, has a warm climate and an annual rainfall of around 1800 mm, which is a favorable environment for agricultural management, and it seems that paddy rice, vegetables and flowers are cultivated actively. Obitsu’s string: french beans production seems to have started in 1963, about 50 years ago. At that time, it was common to plant rice and lettuce in the back crops at Obitsu, but it was planted in the Odorii district of Sodegaura City, and it was triggered by receiving information from the producers there. Annual shipments in recent years seem to have been around 100 tons. In particular, it is mainly cultivated in a house, and it seems that there are two types of cropping, semi-forcing and suppressing. Semi-forcing seems to be cultivated from February to July, and suppression seems to be cultivated from August to December. I heard that shipments will be divided into two parts, spring and autumn, from May to early July and from October to early December. The cultivated area is about 5.6 hectares (semi-forcing 3.5 hectares, restrained 2.1 hectares), and the producer seems to be 45 houses (semi-forcing 25 houses, restrained 20 houses). The main varieties are “Super Steyer” and “Kentucky Blue”. The varieties can be broadly divided into vine species with vines and dwarf species without vines, both varieties and vine species with vines. In the jurisdiction, it seems that JA fruit sorting has adopted a system in which producers fill a container, ship it to JA Kimitsu’s fruit sorting plant, and use a belt conveyor at the fruit sorting plant to pack boxes according to grade by seasonal employers. At Obitsu, it seems that the cultivation area was sluggish due to the lack of manpower for sorting and packing the fruits after harvesting. Therefore, it seems that JA fruit sorting was started in 2003 with the aim of reducing the fruit sorting work and boxing work, expanding the area by that amount, and increasing the shipping quantity. After that, although the shipment volume has been declining due to the decrease in the cultivated area due to the aging of the producers, the strict fruit selection by JA fruit selection seems to have received high praise from the market. JA fruit selection seems to be indispensable for shipping high-quality beans and maintaining their position as a production center. In recent years, it seems that the damage caused by small pests such as thrips has become more serious in greenhouse cultivation. From spring to early summer, the population of these pests increases sharply as the temperature rises, causing a decline in the rate of fruit excellence and suppression of tree growth due to the damage. It seems to have caused particularly great damage to the harvest of semi-forcing cultivation after June. Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot, a natural enemy of pests, has a habit of preying on thrips, whiteflies, and Tarsonemidae. Therefore, it seems that the damage of thrips will be suppressed if this natural enemy is released in advance during the flowering period of green beans. The producers who used it said that the frequency of spraying chemicals in the summer could be reduced, it became easier, the damage of thrips was suppressed, and the yield increased, and it seems that the effect was realized. Since the use of natural enemies does not rely on chemical pesticides, it seems that it has led to the acquisition of the “Chiba Eco Agricultural Products” certification recommended by Chiba Prefecture. Chiba Eco Agricultural Products is an initiative to reduce the amount of chemically synthesized pesticides and fertilizers to less than half of the usual amount in order to deliver agricultural products that consumers can purchase with peace of mind through environment-friendly agriculture. Producers seem to have achieved strict standards to obtain certification, such as recording the history of pesticide use and undergoing examination in the actual field before harvesting. Given the aging of producers, it is unfortunately difficult to increase the cultivation area and shipment volume in the future, but the goal is to maintain the current production volume and establish high-quality production and sales routes. Seems to be there. We would like to improve the quality more than ever, take advantage of the transportation by the aqua line, and ship mainly to the Keihin market. It seems that they are politely and sincerely trying to produce Kidney beans with good freshness and safety so that they can become fans of the JA. In addition, it has a reputation for being a proud vegetable that is sweet and has no bitterness and can be eaten deliciously by children and adults alike. Japanese radish in JA Kimitsu jurisdiction seems to be shipped from October to early June. In addition to the common Japanese white radish, Japanese radish for Japanese oden: Fishcake stew, round Shogoin daikon（It seems that two Long Daikon radishes were dedicated from Owari no Kuni to Konkai Komyoji Temple in Kuroya, the head temple of the Jodo sect, in 1818-30, the Bunsei era, which is near the end of the Edo period. It happened that Kihei TANAKAYA, a tokunoka who lives in Shogoin (Sakyo Ward, Kyoto), saw this and was surprised that it was much larger and very splendid than the Daikon cultivated in the Shogoin district at that time. Then, after receiving a request from the monzeki who was his friend, he continued to collect seeds in his own field at the Shogoin, and as he continued to cultivate, it seems that a short one appeared in the elongated Daikon. It is reported that a fixed round variety was finally cultivated as the thick and short varieties were selected and cultivated and continued to be cultivated. The quality was better than that of Daikon cultivated at that time, and it had excellent characteristics such as being suitable for cultivation in shallow cultivated soil, so it seems that cultivation spread rapidly throughout the Shogoin area.）, and red and purple radishes that can be eaten with pickles and salads are also cultivated. Daikon with leaves is also in high demand for the “leaf” part, and seems to be used as a substitute for sessioning furikake and green vegetables. Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture, is located along Tokyo Bay, almost in the center of Chiba Prefecture, and is shaped like a butterfly with spread wings. It borders Ichihara City in the east, Kisarazu City in the west, and faces Tokyo Bay in the shape of a saw tooth in the north. On April 1, 1991, the city system was enforced 656th in the whole country and 29th in the prefecture. At this time, it seems that Sodegaura Town, Kimitsu District became the current city of Sodegaura. In April 2021, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the enforcement of the city system, and during this time, the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line and the Higashi-Kanto Expressway Higashi-Kan Line were opened, and the Ken-O Expressway was partially put into service. Increased. While taking advantage of the “Sodegaura-ness” that is characterized by its good location, rich nature and excellent industrial base, we are working to improve the social base and citizen services, and we are steadily creating other proud towns, and the population. Also seems to be on the rise. Area is about 94.92 km2, east-west distance 14.0 km, north-south distance 13.5 km, circumference 84.5 km, coastline 28.7km. Sister city is Itajai city in Brazil. It seems to be thriving. Dried seaweed cultivation was once popular on the northwestern coast of the city, but the Keiyo Industrial Zone was formed in the 1965s, and it seems that enormous energy such as electricity, gas, and oil is being sent to the metropolitan area from here. In addition, a residential land was formed by a land readjustment project triggered by the creation of a seaside industrial zone. Currently, it seems that a land readjustment project is underway in the area on the sea side of Sodegaura Station. On the other hand, in the lush agricultural area in the inland area, rice cultivation, lettuce and tomato facility gardening, and fresh vegetables such as taro, japanese radish, and peanuts are cultivated, which serves as a food base to support kitchens in the suburbs of the city. In addition, dairy farming (I heard that the city has been working on recycling-type farming in collaboration with farming from early on. By growing rice for feed in rice fields made from cow dung compost, and eating it by cattle. It seems that it is creating a circulation mechanism. It has merits for both farmers in addition to the environmental aspect, it saves the trouble of cutting etc. for rice farmers, and it seems that stable profits can be expected with subsidies. On the other hand, for dairy farmers. It seems that processing cow dung was a source of trouble that was costly and time-consuming. It seems that it is very convenient to be able to effectively use it as compost. Also, rice is a favorite by fermenting fruits and foliage to make “whole crop silage”. It seems to be a feed that has good properties and is also excellent in digestion and nutrition. “Whole crop silage” is a crop that was conventionally made for the purpose of harvesting grains, such as corn and rice, with the foliage part with a lot of fiber. It means that the nutty grain parts are harvested together and adjusted to silage. By using this, it seems that it is possible to produce a feed that is well-balanced for dairy cows and meat cows and has a high nutrient yield. For cultivated forage crops, corn and grass production seems to be the basis in terms of quality, yield and cost.) As a base on the Chiba prefecture side of the Tokyo Bay Aqualine, which will have a great impact on the future of the city, and taking advantage of the geography of the shortest 22 minutes between Haneda Airport and Sodegaura Bus Terminal, the future city image “People who make together, green shine, peace of mind” It seems that we are proceeding with town development toward the realization of “Machi: TOWN Sodegaura”.
Melons are cultivated in various areas of Futtsu City. It will be shipped from the beginning of May, and it seems that you can enjoy several varieties until July. Varieties such as Prince Melon, Takami Melon, and Lennon Melon stand out for their sweet aroma. Melons are famous, but dried seaweed is also great. Before the 1955s, it seems that there was a wide and rich tidal flat near the mouth of the Koito River. And this tidal flat is the birthplace of aquaculture of “Kazusa dried seaweed”, a seafood representative of Chiba Prefecture. During the Edo period, the demand for Edomae seaweed increased as the Edo food culture developed, and production areas expanded from Asakusa at the mouth of the Sumida River to Shinagawa, Haneda, and Omori. Jinbei Omiya (1766-1844), who was born in Edo, wanted to further develop the production area.
His grave is located in the precincts of Shoren-ji Temple (Buzan school of Shingon sect of Buddhism: Prefectural designated historic site, date of designation, December 21, 1954, Hitomi, Kimitsu City) under Mt. Hitomi near the mouth of the Koito River. Jinbei was born in Yotsuya, Edo in 1766, and while working as a merchant of dried seaweed in Asakusa, he researched the cultivation and production methods of dried seaweed. I think I’ve come to believe. At the time, it was said that dried seaweed could only be made in Shinagawa and Omori, but at the age of 55, he decided to start making dried seaweed in a new land, and set out on a journey to recruit and teach. First, he proposed to villagers in various places from Urayasu on the Edogawa River to Yorogawa and Obitsugawa, but none of them listened. However, with the cooperation of Nanushi, his proposal for dried seaweed farming was accepted, and after a lot of hard work, it seems to have succeeded.
Futtsu City, which is located at the entrance to Tokyo Bay, has been recognized as an important base for coastal defense since the late Edo period. The reason for building the sea fort is nothing other than strengthening the coastal defense of Tokyo Bay. The construction of the sea fort was started in 1881 (No. In fact, it seems that there was a person who was preaching Edo Bay coastal defense for 100 years before the start of construction. It was built in the sea at a depth of about 5 m at the tip of Cape Futtsu. They put in stones for the foundation, built an embankment surrounded by Nomonori stones on top of it, filled the inside with sand, and built a battery. Construction began in August and was completed in December 1890. It is said that 70,000 m3 (70 km) of stone and 130,000 m3 (130 km) of sand were used, and 320,000 laborers were employed. It seems that it cost 380,000 yen (approximately 3.5 billion yen in Japanese yen at today’s prices) just for the cost of reclaiming the sea fort.