Friday, 29 December 2017

Rice harvest in Kobe, Japan

Posted by Anup Baral Dec 29, 2017:
Fukui is blessed with clean water and flat lands, which are two major factors to cultivate good rice. Thus, rice has been grown widely here for centuries and although it's not well-known, the most popular and famous brand of rice, 'Koshihikari', was in fact born in Fukui in 1956 (the name literally means 'the brilliant light of the land of Koshi (越 = 越前 & 越後 =the old names of present Fukui & Niigata). At harvest time each year, almost all the farmland in Fukui (91% of it is used to cultivate rice) becomes very busy with roaring harvesters gathering the rice crop. This 4K video is the mixed feed taken in Awara City, Sakai City, and the Togo area of Fukui City. Enjoy this soaring view of seasonal rice harvesting in Fukui from the air!

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.