Our Food 2, Daikon
2018


This is the second publication for the research and design project, Food Atlas. The topic was about daikon, Japanese white radish. At the end of 2016, we planned a journey to Mutsure town in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. There was a rumor floating around that the number of daikon farmers was decreasing. How can a vegetable like daikon, that is quite familiar to Japanese, be unpopular among farmers? In order to discover the truth, we visited 5 farmers. Only one of them was a daikon farmer but the others were cabbage farmers who had been growing daikon for decades but gave up continuing. This publication is the archive of our research, compiling maps, timelines and complete interviews with the farmers.

Printed copy (shipping only to Japan) and the kindle version is available.