Ever since founded in April 2011, we have been working on Tohoku support activity “Soul of Tohoku – Let us Protect Tohoku Cuisine” as our key immediate project.
Soul of Tohoku, in large, comprise of three projects. First is “Proposing food processing/manufacturing sites project” directed to food processing/manufacturing sites in the coastal area that had the biggest disaster damage, second is “Chefs & mountain, land and ocean production areas tie-in project” to visit Tohoku’s quality-focused producers and manufacturers, and the third is “Team Omusubi Project” which offers cooking classes at temporary housing facilities.
Team Omusubi toured each temporary housings every 2 months
since Oct. 2011 and formed a team with “community development through
food” theme. We named “Team Omusubi” after “musubu” which means binding
people together. The team consists of Soul of Tohoku headquarter
staffs, cooking team and guest chefs.
In addition, the “Chefs & mountain, land and ocean production area tie-in project”, commonly called as the “Chef Tour”, is a project designed to support the producers and manufacturers in agricultural, livestock and fishery industries in Iwate prefecture affected by the Eastern Japan Earthquake and related disaster damages, be acquainted with Iwate produced specialties and promote exchange with the chefs.
The “Proposing food processing/manufacturing sites project” is designed to enhance the values of the products processed and manufactured on sites. Currently, we are focusing our activities in Iwate prefecture.
Soul of Tohoku is approved as a Specified Nonprofit Corporation in Dec. 2012 and currently manages activities independently. General Incorporated Association Soul of Japan will continue to support Incorporated NPO Soul of Tohoku.