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It's harvest time!

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What you can learn from this activity: Help understand relationship among rice, other living-things in the rice field and human-beings through rice harvesting.

When and where to do: October in rice field.

Materials and preparations:

Prepared by participants: soft drink or water, cap or hat, shirt with long sleeves, boots, towel, inscet net, insect holding basket, pencil, magnifying lens,

Equipment by coordinator: sweet potato, rice husks, chimney made of tin tube, small desk and chair, clipboard, paperboard, leaflet, questionnaire, first aid box, trash bag, ink pens.

Procedure: 1. Learn about how you cut rice plant and hang them to dry. 2. Then you try to do it by yourself. You can do it with a machine, too. 3. Taste sweet potato baked in burned husks. 4. Watch insects and other animals living in the rice field. 6. Jot down whatever you found interesting.

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Pictures of the activity (There are some addtional pictures you can enjoy in the end.) :

Let's harvest the rice! First, you use this sickle.

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After cutting, you put them together, and hang them here to dry.

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Now, you try it!

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Cut the rice with care so that you don't cut your fingers.@

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You got it!

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Moms helped hang the rice.

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Small children also joined to the work!

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You can do it with a machine!

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Moms can do it, too! "Pls take a picture of me with my masterpiece!"

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"Good taste!" We enjoyed sweet potato baked in rice husks.

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The rice has gone. You can also make "pop rice" with the burned husk.

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Boys got together at the mud buildings. At the end, we put rice on the track. Harvesting was fun!

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Some more!

Cosmos flowers in Kusatani

Honey bee and plant bug on cosmos flowers

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A larva of acorn weevil coming out from an acorn

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