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The importance and love of seeing, listening, and feeling
planner / producer
One day in May, by bicycle
It was just after Golden Week.
One month after the declaration of emergency, I kept quietly going back and forth between my house and an office located 2 minutes on foot.
In addition, I suffered from allergic rhinitis, my cough did not stop, and my physical condition continued to be low flying at the same time, and I was worried about my anxiety.
After spending more time at home, the first thing I noticed was the dirt on the floor.
Three years ago, a professional carpenter became a teacher and did a DIY remodeling of the living room at home with my sister and friends, but it was left as it was without any maintenance and it was dirty.
For the whole four days of stoic, the process of wiping off the dirt on the floor, imprinting the oil on it, drying it and imprinting it again continued for four full days. I hadn't seen anyone except my mother.
One day, my brother-in-law lent me a bicycle.
Riding on my sister's invitation, "Let's meet at the park! I'm sure it feels good," renting my elder brother's electric bicycle and running from Ebisu to Nakameguro Park.
The light of May was pleasant, and when I arrived at the park where the fresh green was dazzling while feeling the pleasant breeze, I suddenly felt as if my contour had spread out.
The smell of trees and soil, the feel of the wind, the shifting of light.
Ah, I've been closed for a long time. I was in a narrow place.
I intended to live as active in my self-restraint life as it was, but it was completely contracted.
Is ~. How comfortable it is!
Thank you for your bike! Thank you for the park! May is the best! I thought.
In addition, I met my niece for the first time in 2 months (while social distance), and I almost cried.
The half-closed eyelid snapped open and took a deep breath after a long time.
At the NHK's "Sunday Museum" I saw last week, 95-year-old dyeing artist Sayaro Yuki
He said, "Don't close it. Open your heart."
Sayaro Yuki used his old handicapped body as much as possible to work on a new rough sketch called "Tree of Life", which is larger than his height. The shape of a thick trunk, a branch that extends from left to right in monochrome. What a powerful picture! The shape full of vitality was relieved even through the screen. Somehow, I was ashamed of this small closed state.
Really. is that so. You can't close it.
Open your heart at any time! What?
I thought I shouldn't forget this word, so I hurriedly wrote it on a nearby paper, "open my heart."
Let me introduce myself for a moment.
I work with artists of various genres and work on planning workshops and exhibitions. I can't always explain it well, but I call it "art management" in its entirety.
You had plenty of time during this self-restraint period.
In an unprecedented situation where the world is pressing the pause button, I feel like I was spending time asking myself, "What do you want to do, what do you want to cherish?"
No matter how the world changes from now on, what do you want to cherish, Sachiko?
That was my question.
So I could see it so much that I came here.
When I went to the park by bicycle, I felt the feeling of myself expanding both around and around, and the "Tree of Life" drawn by dyeing artist Sayaro Yuki.
The important thing is to open your mind.
I want to create a place to open the five senses
When I think about it, I think I've always been interested in inspiring.
Two years ago, we planned an art day for children at the Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art in Okayama Prefecture.
The name is "Nagiko Children Art Day".
The Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art is a museum where works and buildings are semi-permanently integrated. It may be said that this is a "experience-type museum" that is rare in Japan and consists of three exhibition rooms named the sun, the moon, and the earth.
"Nagiko Children's Art Day" was to hold a workshop at this museum for children to enjoy using their five senses for contemporary artists, composers, binders and performers.
Contemporary artist Sherin holds a workshop called "Mysterious Tea Party".
It was a program to make a blue cake with the children who participated and eat it, and it was a project to let people feel the difference in appearance and taste. This seems to have been a fresh experience for the children.
Bookmaker and artist Takuma Yahagi opened a workshop where he drew a big picture after experiencing the museum's permanent works "Moon" and "Sun". On a gently sloping lawn, draw a picture that is bigger than your body. It is time to express using the whole body.
The workshop by composer Yasuno Miyauchi was to play the "Moonlight Forest" using the sounds of children's voices in the "Moon" work space. The children enjoyed every workshop lively and lively.
I would like to spend all my physical sensations, freely creating, playing and feeling.
Another by connecting the five senses.
It was an exhibition held at Ebisu Garden Place in 2013, and it is a work called "Aroma Greenhouse".
With a focus on Aroma Therapist Fumio Wada, designers, writers and musicians gathered to create a place like a scented forest. Visitors will experience the scent of various plants.
When you step inside a mosquito net in the shape of a small house, there are five vials and vials lined up.
There was a title and poetry attached to it, and it was possible to experience the five scents of the poem.
I was able to hear the sound from one bottle. It is a bottle called "The ladder of light after the rain".
The people who had the experience had various impressions, such as "I remembered an old memory I had forgotten" or "I saw a warm color."
It is a work that is felt with scents, words, and sounds that evokes the memories and sensations unique to the person who normally sleeps.
A gallery with only 2 tsubo, a mountain hut where you can meet the works
One last thing.
Let me introduce you to a small gallery run by a family.
The name is "Yamagoya," but it's the town of Ebisu, and probably the smallest gallery in Tokyo.
We named it because we wanted to be like a teahouse on a mountain pass where visitors would take a break.
It has been eight years since it opened in 2012.
Here, we publish the works of artists who we like, regardless of whether they are famous or not.
Mountain hut planning exhibition "Strawberry Fields Yusuke Sato"
The first thing I often witness when planning an exhibition at a "mountain hut" is the first time to buy a work.
Even if you rarely see exhibitions, you can change something by meeting and talking with works and artists and spending time in the hut.
By touching the world of the work, I think I want to live with it.
I think that the act of "buying a work for the first time" may mean opening a new door within the person.
It means that a work is not just something you can see in a museum or gallery, but it can also be someone you live with in your living room or bedroom.
When I realize that, the moment when I see a work from a distance is dramatically changed to "view while living with the work." The work only comes to life when there is a viewer.
The viewer receives something from the work every day.
It may be imagination, or it may be a switch to creativity within yourself.
What's interesting is that the impression I receive from the work changes with the seasons, depending on what kind of mental state I am in, for example, whether I am tired or physically and mentally satisfied.
Even if I've been hanging on the wall for half a year and seeing it every day, one day I suddenly find myself reminded of the small windows and bird motifs hidden in my work.
I wonder why I didn't notice it until now! ...And sometimes the same work may look different from one day onwards.
The work gently snuggles up to the person's day, sometimes sends energy, and sometimes calms the mind.
Yes, the work moves people's hearts and makes a new wind in their daily lives.
Once you open it, you can't help but be excited.
I think that's what it means to buy a work.
It opens the door of the person's sensitivity.
Enjoy the response with your work.
If a mountain hut can create an opportunity to open such a door, I would not be happy any more.
The importance and love of seeing, listening, and feeling
No one knows when Corona will end.
It may be only two or three years from now, and I will have to devote myself to living in a world with a corona.
From now on, online study sessions, workshops, online solo exhibitions and music festivals may continue to increase.
Everything I've planned so far was an experience that I could gather, see, hear and feel.
Even if it becomes difficult to gather and experience in the same space, I want to somehow value the feeling that comes from seeing, hearing, touching and feeling.
It may be the delivery of art works to people far away, or it may be a mechanism to let people experience the scent, sounds and stories at home.
No matter how the world changes, no matter how you try and deliver it, the important things will not change.
You are there, I'm here.
I think that today and tomorrow, we should try to open our hearts, take in the fresh breeze, and let each other's tree of life grow freely both here and there.
(However, I hope that the day when I can be toasted in the mountain hut and have a toast will return soon!)
text - Sachiko Shintani
photographs - Nagi Kodomo Art Day：Katsuhiro Ichikawa
Kaori no Onshitsu：Jun Sanbonmatsu
Strawberry Fields Exhibition：Yusuke Sato
photograph by Mioko Takano
planner / producer
Born in 1976. After graduating from Tokyo Zokei University in 1999, founded MOVE Art Management in 2000. Planning and producing exhibitions, events and graphics. In 2012, opened a gallery and shop Yamagoya in Ebisu, Tokyo, and planned various exhibitions. We will create hands-on and participatory works on the theme of five senses, memory and theatre.
Gallery and Shop Yamagoya
Art management "MOVE Art Management"
With “moving the mind” as a keyword, along with designers, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, and other genres, the direction of design and editing,
An art management company that organizes exhibitions and workshops.
2010 Paris 59 Rivoli Special Exhibition "Night Garden" Curation
2011-Main visual production of "Ebisu Cultural Festival"
2012- Planning and operation of "gallery and shop Yamagoya"
2013 "Scented greenhouse" exhibition planning
2014 Naming and concept of "Shibuya Zunchaka!", main visual production
2015 Ebisu Cultural Festival "Tea on Stage" Project
2018 Nagi Town Museum of Contemporary Art ``Nagiko Children Art Day'' plan
Scenery to live with works
Gallery "gallery and shop Yamagoya"
It is a small, small store near Ebisu Station in Tokyo.
The works I handle vary depending on the time of year, but they are art works, vessels, books, and scented items that make the daily life fluffy.
At the intersection of busy Ebisu, the name "Yamagoya" is a little strange, but I decided to name it so that people who came to the area could visit each other accidentally and see the wonderful scenery together.
*Currently, we are temporarily closed due to circumstances such as self-restraint request due to corona situation.
We hold a special exhibition by 4 to 5 mountain huts a year, and we also lend space to the artists during the other free periods. See below for details.
We sell art books planned and produced by the mountain hut and goods of artists. See below for details.
Yusuke Sato strawberry fields
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My story about wine
What is a wine stylist?
When I first started to make a name for myself, it was heard by a lot of people in half the fun.
When I decided to study independently for three years at the bar after studying wine, the first event I planned was "Wine 10", 10 wines each with 10 art works I don't know what wine is, but drink wine while watching art, and have them feel the art and wine as a set. something like. I think it was an interesting project. Lol
One person who came to the event said, "I should have a title to introduce you", so the "Wine Stylist" attached.
At first, I was confused with a lot of messy feelings, but I choose wines that "look good" to the ordered party, event, or person.
It was so strange that I started thinking that what I really wanted to do was the wine stylist itself when I gave up my job.
The wine bar I trained for 3 years is an unusual store that always serves 100 types of glass wine, and I had no knowledge of wine at all, so I learned about wine from the 1st place.
A wine class to learn after opening at 3:00 pm.
When I meet the world of casual prices, tasting various varieties, fine wines called Grand Vin, and wines called "natural wines", I have many choices for my job. In the sense, I want to do wine with a strong habit. I want to know more about wine. I want to study
But what I want to know is not so-called "sommelier".
By all means, I'm not interested in the genre that is indispensable to becoming a sommelier, such as the name of a chateau as a knowledge or a rating, and I am interested only in "people who make wine" If anyone was going to meet me, I started to take the role of a driver and take me there. That was the first step to meet "Japanese wine".
Japanese wine is wine brewed in Japan using only grapes grown in Japan.
While visiting these wineries, I wondered whether it was the human nature of the person making it or the individuality of the land, rather than the wine with a firm and stable taste made by a major winery. I was strongly attracted to wines that felt something like "," and I realized that it was the "natural wine" world view.
There are various definitions of natural wine, which has become a well-established name now, but I understand that the biggest feature is that the winemaker makes it his own natural way.
Four years after I became independent, I have now named the genre of wine I choose as "alternative wine".
The word "alternative" that is often heard in the genre of music means "a universal spirit that is not bound by the flow of time."
It's not a fashion, it's not a rule set by anyone, it's not a love of oneself, but a steadfast spirit to flow to somewhere someday.
There, I feel the time to go for something good.
The wines I choose are not limited to natural wines, Japanese wines, or Grand Vins.
Just be loyal to something I feel.
Under such circumstances, the world was completely changed by coronavirus.
For myself, all the planned events have disappeared, the restaurants that I helped have closed, and I've been taking out mainly, so I can't go to work even if my refrain from going out now.
What can I do in a world where toasts, silly conversations, low-handed jokes, hot debates, and sweet hugs disappear? I thought.
Everyone involved in restaurants connected by sns, people who make wine, everyone is at a loss, so if you meet directly from the professionals who make wine by doing business that you have been connected to, I wondered if we could introduce the people who make wine on sns.
For a long time, the personality of the "introducer" has not been paid much attention to compared to the "maker", but in fact, I thought it was interesting that the wines had a completely different taste due to the personality of the introducer, so in the same format By connecting in a relay format, we can introduce wineries without bias, and I think the difference in how to introduce and how to select wines will be noticeable.
As a result, it became a "Japanese wine relay" with a total of 45 people.
I am truly grateful. Thank you very much.
The wines selected by 45 people were of various genres, and of course, there were many that were not natural, but the wines selected to be consumed in this era are not truly "alternative wines". I wonder. I thought so.
We have decided to collect "Japan Wine Relay" on the GOTTA web magazine, a web magazine that has been serialized as "Wine's love story". Please read it there.
I don't know what I'm going to be, or the world at all, but I'd like to spend time again with people I've met and connected through wine, music, and TV. I wish I could.
I work in the hope that it will be a little relief for someone.
I wonder if it's a text, an event, I want to do snack Asuka again somewhere, and I don't know, but I want to spend a gentle time.
Let's have a light, fun, irresponsible and trivial conversation, like dancing, together with wine, sometime at night.
text - Asuka Ohno
Born in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. A wine stylist focusing on Japanese wine, Van Natur. After working in video and music, worked at several wine bars and became independent as a wine stylist. Sponsoring, producing, catering and other events related to wine. "Japanese wine and handicraft trip" (Kobunsha) Co-authored with Yukiko Goto, owner of general store hal in Numazu.
Book "Japanese wine and the journey of handicrafts"
In September 2018, the book "The Travel of Japanese Wine and Handicraft" was published.
This is because Yukiko Goto, the owner of the select shop <hal> in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, and Asuka Ono, a wine stylist, traveled around Japan.
A book introducing recommended wineries and handicrafts.
Authors: Yukiko Goto, Asuka Ohno
Format: A5 format software
List price: 1400 yen (excluding tax)
Issued: September 20, 2018
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In the south end of Fushimi in Kyoto, in the city of Kyoto, there is a considerable distance from Kyoto, which is the image of so-called "Let's go, Kyoto, let's go", a distance from the station, and the distance is in time. There is such a distance.
In that kind of place, on February 15, 2018, we opened the picture book specialty store “Picture Book Nokotachi”.
A 75-year-old old house has been renovated, and you can take off your shoes and go up. You can sit down on the floor with your luggage side by side, and slowly take a picture book and examine it.
It often takes 2-3 hours for a flower to bloom with the customer.
Through the picture books, I realized that it is becoming a place where people can get closer to each other.
The number of people who are gradually acquainted has increased, and what is the social distance just ahead of the third year?
You tried to lose distance, but can you get away?
I think it was a long time ago.
There are so many people in Kyoto that I can't think of a sightseeing spot in February.
So I thought it would be over soon.
Ventilation is not a problem if you install antiseptic solution for your fingers in the store and open the window.
In the first place, there are no visitors so crowded that there is no crowding.
Before the original picture exhibition "Search for Maru" (written by Kumiko Yamamoto/Hidamarisha) scheduled for March, I made a reservation in order to make sure that the cluster would never be put out.
I wonder if I overdoed it. Customers are drastically reduced.
It was the first time for us to have such a small number during the exhibition period, and I was sorry for both the author and the publisher who came from Tokyo.
Still, from now on, I was still optimistic.
We planned an event so that we could recover in April until the devastating March.
An event inviting Akihiro Hatanaka, a folk scholar and author of "The Story of Tono to Read in the Kansai Dialect" (Ex knowledge), for reading and commentary.
"Tono Monogatari" is a literary compilation of Kunio Yanagida's stories that are known to Tono, Iwate Prefecture.
The feeling that the "Tono Monogatari" came over from the other side.
From Tohoku to Kansai. This is No distance.
If you ask Mr. Hatanaka, who you do not know, by e-mail, he will come to the store a few days later and it will be a quick talk. I'm a teacher living in Osaka. Kyoto and Osaka are also no distance.
After mid-March, Kyoto has many cherry blossom viewing guests.
Although the world is so beautiful, the number of infected people continues to grow, and my mind is full of "What to do on April 11th."
It's good because it's not large.
Give the participants the masks they gave you.
I bought a microphone for karaoke so that I don't have to speak loudly.
I also bought a stool so that I could sit at a distance.
The application deadline for 15 people has been closed to 10 people.
All the possible measures were taken, but the proper interval is 2m, what is it, control? Do you also do radio exercises? Even 10 people can't do radio exercises in the store.
At most 3 people. It's impossible.
The bulletin there was "I was prepared to consider the issuance of the emergency declaration."
What is that kind of guy, "Oh no, please start if you say Don".
Are you playing around?
We decided to postpone it a week before the scheduled date.
We are very sorry for those who applied.
At the event, I felt like I was stigmatizing myself as "unnecessary urgency", and I felt irresistible anxiety about stopping all cultural things.
Mr. Hatanaka, who has the same feeling that we must continue to send information even if we change the form, decided to have an interview on the scheduled day. For that purpose, I registered for "note" and published the interview article in five serial articles, so please read it. https://note.com/cotachi/n/n6746bb7cac7b
After the interview, the physical store was closed from April 13th to May 22nd, sending articles and shifting the focus to the Web Shop.
It was because I had decided by myself that the number of beds in Kyoto Prefecture would be full as a standard for holidays.
The biggest concern is that you can forget about a closed store.
Global change of behavior occurs and everyone goes out.
Shopping online is becoming more commonplace.
I wonder if we can do it without being buried while there are tens of thousands of other inventories whose inventory and service cannot be matched.
I wonder if everyone forgets the fun of going out when they resume.
Unintentionally, when I muttered "Don't forget" on Twitter, many people responded.
A lot of orders were received with encouraging messages from both regulars and distant people.
A list of bookstores with online shops popped up from publishers, and what's the No distance distance?
The distance from the earth to the sun is 149.6 million km.
But light and heat reach.
I can't grab it, but I feel it.
I'm sure I should think about the distance of the sun.
photographs and text - Satoko Kumagai
Book store "Picture book no Cotachi"
Picture book no Cotachi are picture book stores in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto.
It opened on February 15, 2018.
Business hours 11:00-19:00 Regular holiday Wednesday Thursday
Parking (two) is possible. There is an affiliated parking lot nearby. About 20 minutes walk from Keihan Chushojima.
76 Yokoshiro, Miyoshi Tsujido-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8241, Kyoto Prefecture
TEL & FAX: 075-202-2698
Business hours 11:00-19:00 / Regular holiday Wednesdays and Thursdays
A new bookstore for picture books
We mainly deal with newly published picture books. I would like to focus on the picture books that will be read for a long time. I have a few practical books, photo books, art books, etc.
Please take off your shoes in the store
A private house over 70 years old has been renovated into a store. The floor on which the tatami mat was laid was made up of planks. Even children with small children should check the picture books on the floor without worrying about dirtying large luggage, so please take off your shoes.
We have a gallery
I made the dirt floor a gallery space. It is used for events such as original exhibitions, fairs, and workshops. Click here for past exhibitions
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Living on the banks of the Yanbaru Forest ___The role of connecting
A simple and rich life.
Living to appreciate the blessings of nature.
I like that kind of life.
She used to say that in her book.
Her name is Naoko Morioka.
In the northern part of the main island of Okinawa, there is a rare subtropical forest called Yanbaru no Mori, which is a treasure trove of rare creatures such as Yambaru Kuina, Noguchichigera, Akahige, Amamiyamasugi, and a small village called Takae is on the bank.
Naoko Morioka started an inn called "Yanbaru Wildflower Inn" in the village.
Born and raised in Tokyo, Naoko goes on a journey when she can't find herself or what she believes in herself in school and daily life.
From Tokyo to Africa, I witnessed people's power to live in the present.
The African children who visit will always see and grow from the back of their mothers and learn what they need to do to live out of their children.
From a young age, you will be able to carry your brother and sister on your back as you would your mother, do household chores, and use your knife skillfully.
He said he was frightened by the inability to do what he needed to do now, seeing that their daily lives were full of "living power". I will.
This trip was a big turning point for her.
I visited Asia and the islands, and passed Ishigaki Island, seeking a peaceful link between myself and nature and life, and I finally arrived at the banks of the Yanbaru Forest while changing my base of life.
So she begins to distance herself from "living at the expense of something."
Do whatever you like and stop it if someone is in trouble.
Try not to use what was born at the expense of someone.
In other words, it is the "independent life" that coexists with nature and the earth as a person, as a life.
A way of life that begins with a self-sufficient life, raises and raises children here, and practices while looking for a comfortable life pattern.
About 15 years ago, she was introduced in various media and featured in "The Passion Continent", and her lifestyle of living in harmony with nature made a remarkable impact on people.
I continue to travel while searching for myself, and while practicing rooting and nurturing on the banks of this Yanbaru forest where I arrived while collecting what I thought to believe one by one, while searching for a lifestyle that I could think of The new horizon she stepped in was that she would start an inn.
Here's what she's always been with.
Enjoy the murmuring of the river, the sounds of birds, the sound of the wind, the whispering of trees, and the blessings of nature.
Naoko wants to sharpen all five senses and feel the happiness of being in this world.
Takae is now swaying with the problem of building helipads for US military bases in Okinawa.
Takae is a place that seems to be empty, but originally it was also one of the places that once supported post-war reconstruction as a base for forestry.
Naoko says there are reasons why the land becomes a settlement.
For the culture of living to be nurtured, there is good energy that the land itself has, and there is always water, wind, and the sun in such places. There is such power in a place that is just right for people to live as life. When.
The village of Takae moved to its current location because the US army came and created a road, but the place where the present inn is was originally the village of Takae.
In other words, this place was a place full of high-quality energy that created the activities of people's lives.
I would like to reconnect people's thoughts here so that I do not divide important things here, which is an important place for local people.
Now she has come to this place where she has searched for herself, and now the thoughts of the people who live here and the old thoughts that made the history of this place, I am trying to connect to the future.
Naoko says it is a "role".
There was a present that was not what I wanted to do something, and I think that it had come down to its role.
One might think that in the life where there is nothing to be wasted, all the paths that have taken may have been preparations for reaching the present (now).
I don't know if that was the way she lived so far.
Still, she got here.
And while trying to imagine it as my "role", I am trying to connect various thoughts from now on.
A simple and rich life.
Living to appreciate the blessings of nature.
I like that kind of life.
She might have played the role of receiving the energy of a place called Takae and transmitting it to everyone as the culture of this place.
Once the corona turmoil has settled, please come visit us.
I want you to look forward to meeting you there.
photographs - Naoko Morioka
text - Kalākaua
photo by So Kuramochi
He dropped out of the university's photography department and moved to London. After that, he held a solo exhibition of African-themed dyeing of wax and photography around the country.
After studying natural farming under Masanobu Fukuoka, the founder of natural farming, he moved to Okinawa. Currently lives in Higashimura and Takae.
His books include "Okinawa, island rice" (cat publishing) and "Niraikanai no Hibi" (Pie Books).
Inn “Yanbaru Wildflower Inn”
Takae, Higashimura, Okinawa Prefecture. The Yanbaru Wildflower Inn has opened in the Yanbaru Forest, where a beautiful river flows in front of you.
This place where people's lives in Takae lived was made a place for people to gather again, and the relationship between people and nature as before, the relationship between people and people, the relationship between people and all living things. I hope it will be a chance to regain your relationship.
* Currently, it is temporarily closed due to corona, but it will be resumed after June 8. However, the six prefectures (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Hokkaido, Fukuoka) that have requested to refrain from coming to Okinawa will be resumed after the 19th.
Single use per person 15,000 yen Single use per person 2500 yen (per person)
Use of 3 people or more per building 7,000 yen (per person)
Child fee 6-12 years old (elementary school student) 5000 yen 3-5 years old 3000 yen 0-2 years old 0 yen
Other details to the following
Mail order "Yanbaru Enzyme Syrup"
The Yanbaru wild herb enzyme syrup uses only the wild grasses of this land that were picked around the full moon when the energy of above-ground plants increased. I make it with all my heart so that the energy of this land can be directly transmitted through wild grass.
Add a little lemon, shikwasa, vinegar, etc. More delicious!
・Please use without heating. The enzyme is lost by heating.
・Smelling with yogurt.
・Add to salad dressing, smoothie, shaved ice, etc.
・It is effective when you are hungry, such as before going to bed in the morning.
Storage method: Allowed at room temperature (pink color lasts longer when put in the refrigerator)
Contents: 150cc / 500cc
◎ For details and purchase, please use the online shop of Morioka Farm below.