So, yesterday I went to the Fukuoka (Kyushu) vegan festival And it was more than just about vegan lifestyle or vegan food There were so many people trying to do sustainable businesses entrepreneurs and really good ideas about how to create products and businesses and services without damaging the environment, and without damaging their society and communities (it was more about) how to build up their communities through creating products which brings in profits (yet still) also doesn’t damage the environment it was a really nice little festival (a good chance) to meet a lot of people from around Kyushu who are doing really interesting and exciting things I hope you enjoy (this) little introduction unfortunately, I couldn’t get around to all the stalls and talk to people (everyone) but (here) are a few interesting examples from the festival (coffee maker) How’s business going today? (customer) Actually, I’m not doing anything… When you’re travelling over a long distance … this type of bicycle is a lot easier to use over long distances and then I can use this special table to serve coffee and chat with people (Roasting the coffee beans)
I really appreciate being able to talk about interesting things with people about today (demonstrating the sounds of a nose whistle to call someone over) This is Kiitos Chocolate – the shape is a Mountain – Mt.Sakurajima (Kagoshima) It’s bean to bar chocolate simply made from cacao beans and sugar – (polite greeting: Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu) Is it all vegan? / Yes, that’s right it’s all vegan! The ingredients are simply sugar and cacao It’s so delicious, thank you! Members of the community (children and people with disabilities) help with the package design and wrapping of the products Our community ‘members’ actually help draw our pictures (on packages) as well as make the chocolate sometimes You can see here in our pamphlet there are certain jobs that we invite members of the community to do with us The Yukusa Ohsumi Umi (sea) no Gakko (school) is where Kiitos chocolate is made This Yukusa Oshumi Umi facility is also opening as a guest house I hope you enjoyed the video I’m looking forward to getting around to more sustainability-focused festivals and events like this one around Japan to introduce to you if you have any good tips about upcoming events or good businesses that I might go and talk to and introduce please get in touch and please subscribe (thanks!) I look forward to (responding) to your comments and questions in (a future) video thanks!