”Green Curtain” made of Shikakumame (winged bean)

Date
2012.7.5
Department/Division
Functional Food Research & Development Center
Name
Ueda
Place
Iwate

With the concept of ”Be Fun, Cool, and Delicious,” we provided green curtains made from Shikakumame (winged bean,) which is groundbreaking, beautiful with flowers, and of course can be harvested, to the people who contribute to power saving to live a environmentally-friendly life. We started from distributing bean seeds to the employees who assented to this activity, then, planted the seedlings in the garden of the fire department nearby, and also delivered the seedlings to Rikuzentakata in Tohoku region struck by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. We all worked together with local people at making the green curtains.