The art and food collective OPENrestaurant traveled from California to Japan in October and November 2011 to support farms and fisheries across the country.
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OPENharvest Main Event: November 2 + 3 (Tokyo Contemporary Museum of Art)

OPENharvest Main Event: November 2 + 3 (Tokyo Contemporary Museum of Art)

OPENharvest will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo’s restaurant Content. Conceived as an interactive edible art installation, the event will unfold though the evening at the restaurant space. California and Japanese chefs and artists will work together to celebrate Japan’s food and food artisans. In the weeks prior to the event, the...
Rice Harvesting in Niigata

Rice Harvesting in Niigata

At 5am on a Thursday morning, groggy and jetlagged, 20 of us OPENharvest participants, with Food Light Project members piled into three vans headed for Niigata prefecture. As we drove through the quiet morning streets of Tokyo, we eagerly anticipated the adventures ahead. Three hours and several rest stops later, we made it to Uonuma,...