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TERRA -beyond sustainable living-


My name is Terra, which means “Earth” in Latin. I was born on January 28, 2020, right before the pandemic of the new coronavirus. It was like a warning from the earth to human beings. Environmental destruction on a global scale, disparity in poverty, population growth, and serious food problems. The world was full of problems that made people indifferent and made them think that humans were potentially bad for the planet.

When I was one year old, my parents took me on a trip to make a film. It was to give us and the generations to come the hope of regaining true “affluence” in the form of harmony with nature, a form in which we, as a single life form on this planet, have lived together for a long time, rather than the selfish affluence of economic capital.

There are still a lot of problems, but by the time I was growing up, the serious problems were decreasing, and little by little, the planet was becoming a better place for everyone to live, including humans. I don’t know if the film my parents made was one of the reasons why people changed their minds back then, but it taught me that there is a bright future waiting for us if we all continue to believe in a world full of hope.

Care of people including yourself

Care of the earth

Fair share

Why did we take our little child on a filming trip in the midst of this chaos?

The world was shaken by COVID-19, and we ourselves felt anxious at times with our newborn Terra. In a world where we don’t know what is the right thing to do, I believe that permaculture is a way to leave a bright future for our children and to find a way of life that looks beyond that. There are many practitioners of permaculture in Japan and around the world, but they are not well known. We hope that more and more people will learn about their activities and way of life, and that as many people as possible will regain a life of circulation with the earth.

Tour Video Page

This is a tour video to introduce the charm of the filming locations that cannot be included in one movie(37 locations . we expect to start the editing process in earnest once we finish filming at a few more locations in Japan in this October. Unfortunately most of them are in Japanese but English subtitles are coming. Also US tour is all in English.

Currently, 28 videos are open to the public (some of them are in English or with subtitles).

    List of shooting locations (in order of shooting)


    Kinchan Farm


    Permaculture Center Kamimomi

    Forest Garden Hamamatsu

    Seed Cafe / Seed Bank / Forest Garden Tsuchi-Sora

    Aichi Urban Permaculture   / Nanryou Civic Center / Tokinan Elementary School / Camping Office osoto

    Freedom University

    Permaculture and Piece Dojo

    Brown’s Field 

    Fujino Lighthouse

    Natural Farming UreshiPamoshiri

    Natural Farming Gattponpoko

    ◎Tiny’s Farm

    The USA

    Bullocks Permaculture Homestead  (Orcas Island, WA)

    ◎Tiny House Brooke&Emmett (Orcas Island, WA)

    Planet Repair (Portland, OR) Mark Lakeman

    City Repair (Portland, OR))  Ridhi

    Jane’s Farm (Portland, OR) Matt Bibeau

    Dignity Village (Portland, OR) Lisa

    ReBuilding Center (Portland, OR) Kai Sawyer

    ◎Marisha’s Place (Portland, OR)

    Beacon Food Forest (Seattle, WA) Glen

    Ecology Center (Berkeley, CA) Kana Koa Weaver

    BioFel Oasis (Berkeley, CA) Novella Carpenter

    Alemany Farm (San Francisco, CA) Antonio Roman

    Kana Koa Weaver (Berkeley, CA)

    Mume Farm (Orland, CA) Kiyoko

    Kinone Place (Portland, OR) Aki


    Asian Rural Institute

    Ecovillage Yuru

    Trandition Town Fujino

    Permaculture Designer Shinji Yotsuo


    ◎aida Bulk Store

    ◎Tokimeki Farm