From the rich and prosperous state of shiitake mushrooms, which are indispensable to our ingredients. The fungus bed is recycled for compost as a high-quality organic material.
The certified farmer system of Izumizaki Village, Nishishirakawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, is based on the basic concept formulated by the village as an index for efficient and stable farm management in the region, based on the Act on Promotion of Strengthening Farm Management Infrastructure. It approves the management improvement plan. The agricultural improvement plan should be appropriate in light of the basic concept of the village. Agricultural improvement plans are appropriate for efficient and comprehensive use of agricultural land. The prospects for achieving the agricultural improvement plan are certain. Farmers who wish to receive certification must submit a “Farm Management Improvement Plan” containing the following information. Goals related to expansion of management scale (cropped area, number of animals raised, contracted work area). Goals for rationalization of production methods (introduction of machinery and facilities, cooperation of fields, introduction of new technology, etc.). The goal of streamlining business management (e.g. double-entry bookkeeping). Goals for improving conditions of agricultural workers (introduction of holiday system). Izumizaki Village Agricultural Committee “Guidelines for Promotion of Optimal Use of Farmland, etc.” : Established on October 16, 2017, Izumizaki Village Agricultural Committee. 1. Basic concept The revision of the Law Concerning Agricultural Committees, etc. (Law No. 88 of 1951) came into force on April 1, 2016, and the agricultural committees have set forth the “promotion of the optimization of agricultural land use.” Was clearly positioned as the most important and essential office work. The topography of Honmura is a mixture of flatlands and semi-mountainous areas located at an altitude of around 300 m, and despite being inland, the climate is relatively mild and belongs to the low rainfall area. The Abukuma River runs through the south, and the Izumi River（291 m above sea level）runs through the north. Since the use of farmland and the type of farming differ from region to region, it is necessary to promote measures that correspond to the actual conditions of each region and to strengthen countermeasures. In hilly and mountainous areas in particular, there are many arable lands that are narrow and have poor irrigation environments, and there are concerns about the occurrence of idle farmland. Since it is prosperous, in the accumulation and consolidation of farmland use to the bearers, It is necessary to wrestle while utilizing management business. From the above perspectives, in order to build a vibrant agriculture and farming village while making the most of the strengths of the region, based on Article 7, paragraph 1 of the law, the agriculture committee and the farmland use optimization promotion committee will work together to As a guideline for the Izumizaki Village Agricultural Committee, set specific goals and promotion methods so that the “optimization of the use of farmland, etc.” will proceed in an integrated manner through activities. This guideline is based on the Plan for Creating Vitality of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Regions (decided by the Headquarters for Creating Vitality of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Regions on December 10, 2013). Establishment of an agricultural structure that accounts for 80%”, so we set a target for 2023 and conduct verification and review every three years, which is the election period for the agricultural committee members and promotion committee members. In addition, for specific activities in a single year, see Announcement of implementation status of agricultural committee affairs (27 Management No. 2933 dated March 4, 2016, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Management Bureau Agricultural Land Policy Division Director Notification). Agricultural cooperative corporation HIKARI was born in July 2018 as part of the “creation of a local recycling society using wood” advocated by the parent company Fujita Construction Industry Co., Ltd.（Our company was founded in 1950 and celebrated its 72nd anniversary. Since our founding, we have been developing our business under the company motto, “Work is work.”）It seems that the reason for entering the shiitake mushroom cultivation from a different industry was the advice of a construction fellow who was engaged in shiitake cultivation. In addition, one of the decisive factors seems to have been the environment in which it was easy for the company to take on challenges in the agricultural field, partly because a group company is engaged in paddy rice cultivation. It seems that the entry has created synergies among the group companies. By using the Know How of the construction department, which is the mother company, they were able to participate in the construction of the cultivation facility, so it seems that the construction was completed in a short period of time. It also has a department that manufactures wood pellets, and it seems that the waste fungus beds are not treated as industrial waste, but used as a raw material for wood pellets for valuable processing, which is extremely effective in terms of cost reduction. In addition, for safety and security, FGAP (a system in which the prefecture certifies producers and groups that practice GAP based on the prefecture’s own standards, including measures against radioactive substances), JGAP (food safety, occupational safety, and environmental conservation) Regarding efforts for sustainable farm management such as human rights welfare, standards covering necessary and sufficient contents for standard farms in Japan, ASIAGAP (a certification system that connects reliable farms and consumers. In the agricultural production field in Asia) Aiming to become a common GAP platform in Asia as the only GFSI-approved international standard), Organic JAS (a mark with the image of the sun, clouds and plants. Do not rely on chemical substances such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers. It represents foods produced by the power of nature based on, and is attached to agricultural products, processed foods, feeds, livestock products and algae.) 4 licenses have been obtained. It is said that the shiitake and wood ear mushrooms are grown in an air-conditioned room suitable for their growth. Automatic packing with less human touch is possible. From J-PlatPat, Hikari no Izumi: (111) Registration number: No. 6365610, (151) Registration date: March 18, 2021, (450) Registration publication date: April 6, 2021, (441) Publication date: September 8, 2020, (210) application number: Commercial application 2020-103576, (220) filing date: August 21, 2020, Date of prior application: August 21, 2020, (180) ) Expiration date: March 18, 2031, Trademark (for search): Hikari no Izumi, (541) Standard character trademark: Hikari no Izumi, (561) Pronounciation (reference information): Hikari No Sumi, (732) Rightsholder, Name: Agricultural Cooperative Corporation Hikari, Address or Residence: Izumizaki Village, Nishishirakawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, Additional Information: Standard Characters, Legal classification: Law 2011, International Classification Edition Indication: 11th edition, (500) Number of classifications: 1, (511) (512) [Classification of goods and services and designated goods or designated services] [Similar group code], 31 Shiitake mushrooms, vegetables, 32D01 32D03. It seems that Hikari Agricultural Cooperative is also focusing on labor saving. For the purpose of reducing the burden on workers during harvesting, we installed a mushroom bed table on the harvesting cart in the generation room, and installed a pillow packaging machine in the packaging room to reduce the packing work. Implemented various initiatives. Recently, he has been trying to grow organic shiitake mushrooms. This seems to have been a good opportunity to get into high-end sales. At the start of the project, there were difficulties in preparing the documents to receive the organic certification, and it seems that they proceeded with the preparations quietly because it was something that could not be avoided. In terms of management, as ISO management is implemented within the group, it seems that there was no resistance to working under specific conditions. Currently, the reality is that there are still few customers who sell organic products, but when the situation changes to a situation in which organic products are required more and more in the world, I think that we can create a situation where we are one step ahead of those around us. Seems to be working. As for shiitake mushrooms, the annual production target is 550 tons, and it seems that they are aiming to double the production volume in the future. In addition, we have newly started cultivating wood ears and are aiming for an annual production of 300 tons. Towards this goal, we are currently planning to expand the cultivation factory. In 2022, as a facility for horticulture (fungus bed shiitake mushrooms, fungus bed 木耳), cultivation tower 112 m × 40.29 m = 4,512.48 m2, growth building, 112 m × 44.60 m = 4,995.20 m2, growth building, 48 m × 46.00 m = 2,208.00 m2 work Yard, 10 m × 50.00 m = 500.00 m2 Total: 12,215.68 m2 Production capacity: 5,040 mushroom beds / day Yield Shiitake mushroom: about 1.5 t / day, cloud ear mushroom: about 500 kg / day. In our main business, the mushroom spawn business, we have established a position as a pioneer in the industry with the largest share of spawn sales in Japan. In addition to developing and selling excellent varieties with high market potential, we provide comprehensive support for the mushroom business of producers, such as greenhouse design, sales of various materials and equipment, and detailed cultivation guidance by about 50 sales staff nationwide. Provide one-stop services. Name of registered variety Lentinula edodes (Berk.) Pegler (Japanese name: shiitake species), a type of mushrooms, agricultural, forestry and fishery plant, classified by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Application Date: 2006/08/31, Publication Date: 2006/11/17, Registration Number: 17039, Registration Date: 2008/06/03, Duration of Breeder’s Rights 25 Years, Expiration of Breeder’s Rights Date, name and address of registrant Mori Sangyo Co., Ltd. (Nishi Hisakata Town, Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture), Name of person who raised the registered variety, Hiroshi Akashi, Takashi Tamura, Aya Kotake, Restrictions on exporting No designated countries, Restricted areas for production, Outline of plant characteristics of the registered variety, This variety was bred by crossing “JMS KV-92 shiitake mushrooms” with the strain owned by the applicant. It is a mesophilic cultivar with slightly small leaves and hard flesh suitable for unseasonable cultivation and greenhouse cultivation. The shape of the fungus is circular on the plane, flat on the sides, slightly small in size, brown in color, slightly thin in thickness, and hard in texture. The site of attachment of the rind is marginal, medium in size, and colorless. The shape of the seed layer is 3 types, the arrangement is wavy, the width is extremely narrow, the density is dense, and the color is white. The shape of the stalk is type 1, the length is slightly short, the ratio between the diameter of the stalk and the length of the stalk is medium, the thickness is slightly thin, the color is absent, the presence or absence of hairs is present, the color is absent, the flesh is fleshy. Is inside. The fruiting body develops in autumn and spring, the developmental type is concentrated, the temperature of development is medium temperature, and the period until the peak of development is short. The dry matter percentage is less than 10-15 %, the average dry weight per fruiting body is less than 2.0-2.5 g, and the yield is rather low. Compared to “Mori XR18 Shiitake Mushroom”, the color of the fungus is brown, and the shape of the seed layer is type 3. It is said that it can be distinguished by the fact that the shape of the side surface is flat and the arrangement of the grain layer is wavy and curly. Based on the Municipal Merger Promotion Act of 1954, Izumizaki Village in Nishishirakawa County merged Kawasaki and Sekihira Villages, which are located north and south of Izumizaki Station on the Tohoku Main Line, to form Shin Izumizaki Village. The area is 35.40 km2. The natural environment is topographically located between the Shirakawa Hills and the Sukagawa Basin. Karasu difficult part（The “Tsurezure no Michi” is surrounded by flowers such as cherry blossoms and plums, and the “Yuyake no Michi” winds its way through a red pine forest. Kobo Daishi is said to have fasted along the Kobo-no-michi Road, where the surrounding views and sunlight filtering through the trees are beautiful. In addition, “Iwatsutsuji no Michi” where azaleas bloom profusely. In autumn, yellow leaves cover the grounds of the Gingko Road. The Narrow Road to the Deep North (chronicle by Matsuo Basho, published in 1702): 月日は百代の過客にして, 行き交ふ年もまた旅人なり）is located at an altitude of 485.7 M. The average annual temperature is 11-12℃, and although it is located inland, it is relatively warm in Fukushima Prefecture. There is little snowfall, and the snow cover period is short. Precipitation is about 1,400 ml per year, and it belongs to the low rainfall area in the prefecture. In addition, major roads were developed around National Route 4, and along with the development of public transportation, many companies started operations in the industrial parks they created. In addition, people who sought a wonderful natural environment and geographical convenience moved to Izumizaki Village today. In recent years, the issue of financial reconstruction, which had been pending for many years, has been resolved, and it seems that steady village development is being promoted. Karasu Pass Inari Shrine: Located near the summit of Karasutoge, the highest peak overlooking the Nasu, Azuma, and Iide mountains. After passing through the large entrance gate of front approach to shrine or temple, you will come to a plaza called Enmandaira, where you can enjoy a magnificent view. A legendary figure in Fujiwara no Toshihito (Otogi Zoshi) who exterminated the bandits that were rampant in this area in 828. With a shogun father and a mother who is an incarnation of a serpent, the serpent of Omi Province and the evil of Mutsu Province It is said that it was founded by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, who is said to have exterminated the King of the Rou, and that Sakanoue no Tamuramaro was born as a result of him making a one-night vow with a lowly woman in Mutsu. He is deeply worshiped as the god of wish fulfillment and as the guardian deity of five grains and sericulture. In addition, the high level of ancient technology can be seen in the relief carvings and openwork carvings around the main shrine. Izumizaki Satsuki Onsen is a village that used to be a post station on the Oshu Highway, and the old weeping cherry trees soothe tourists. Hundreds of years old weeping cherry trees stand in the precincts of three temples and shrines: Daisenzan Shokenji of the Soto sect, Joganji of the Tendai sect, and Atago Shrine. The Seki Waku site is nestled in the mountains behind Mt. Kinouchi, and in front is on a terrace facing the Abukuma River. According to a survey by the Fukushima Prefectural Board of Education, there is a rectangular section on the southern lowland and the northern terrace, and the south is Shosoin in ancient Shirakawa District (the government-run storehouse is called Shosoin, and the collective section is called Shosoin). It seems that the north turned out to be the county seat. The Shirakawa District Governor’s Office was the central government office of the ancient Shirakawa County (the current administrative districts of Shirakawa City, Nishishirakawa County, Higashishirakawa County, and Ishikawa County), and was established from the end of the 7th century to the 8th century. Around the beginning of the century. The scale of the remains and the number of buildings peaked in the first half of the 9th century. It seems that this period is considered to be the golden age of the Kanga ruins. By the latter half of the 10th century, it seems that the function as a gunga had completely ceased.
According to some information, the agricultural union corporation HIKARI was established to handle the production of the brand shiitake “Iwaki Gold Shiitake” produced by the Iwaki Fungal Bed Shiitake Association (Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture). Hikari’s shiitake mushrooms are produced in a mushroom bed that uses all domestic raw materials such as 100% oak oga, bran, and nutrients. From making the fungus bed to harvesting, packaging, and shipping the shiitake mushrooms, the company carries out integrated production at its own factory. Because it is cultivated in a facility, it is possible to appropriately manage the temperature and humidity throughout the year, and we deliver safe and high-quality fungal bed shiitake mushrooms to consumers wholeheartedly.
The organic production process is gentle and boasts a high degree of natural open production technology that utilizes the original power of mushroom fungi. A domestic mushroom bed is used (oak sawdust + grain-derived nutrients), and the mushroom bed is used only once, and it seems that it will not be used for a second time after harvesting. A fungal bed is completed by putting the seed fungus in the medium and culturing it for about 95 days. Bacteria spread slowly over time.