Michiyo Furuhashi is a member of Konohana Family, a spiritual Japanese community based on sustainable farming with the Universal Circulation Method (UCM). UCM is based on the Katakamuna civilization that existed in East Asia about 13000 years ago. She is in charge of international communication and also the president of “Green Grass”, a non-profit organization. She used to serve as an international board member of Global Ecovillage Network and also Gaia Education.
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Welcome to A Utopia at The Foot of Mt. Fuji! Konohana Family is a community where about 100 non blood-related people from babies to seniors live as one big family at the foot of Mt. Fuji, which is a sacred mountain that receives the inspiration from the universe. The life that each individual fully expresses abundant uniqueness, goes beyond one’s ego helps each other, and lives in harmony, is highly interested in nationally and internationally as a model of human living for the 21st century, … Read more
Japanese people believe that the land is a gift from the Ancestors. This is why they do not want to sell it. Therefore, local elders often ask the Konohana Family to manage their land. As a result, more than 95% of the land that Konohana Family uses is free, and sometimes the ecovillage gets paid to cultivate the land because the government will charge owners a higher tax if it is not used for cultivation. “The financial crisis happened, but it did not affect us at all since we produce … Read more
- Location: Japan
Dear the Earth Family, I hope everyone is doing well. The 10th Earth Summit “Creating the Earth (Kuni-Tsukuri) for a New Era” is coming in one week. http://wotona-summit.org/en/the-10th-session-of-the-earth-summit/ This is the place to create the Earth (Kuni-Tsukuri) for the year 3000. This Earth Summit is the place where we draw the blowed-away-world. There are participants from Thailand, France and U.S. , so it will be another International summit. Would you like to … Read more