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Masanobu Fukuoka and Mokichi Okada: two different men: two approaches to Nature farming

Updated on December 10, 2012

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Nature farmers, Japanese masters, all

Japanese Nature farming is, a mostly spiritual, methodology. If one fails to grasp the spiritual foundation of a Japanese Nature Farming method, one is not able to manifest this particular methodology. It could be argued, given the fact that we are looking at three different, acknowledged masters of the Japanese Nature Farming approach, that there is more than one pathway that leads to a Nature Farming as a Japanese expression. Maybe it is true that there is more that one Japanese way to approach Nature Farming. But there is but one "Nature," and Nature as it is seen and experienced by Japanese masters, can only be seen through Shinto and Buddhist "lens." Notice that I did not say that one has to be a Shinto believer or a a practitioner of Buddhism to become a "Master Nature Farmer." As a matter of fact, a Christian, or a Muslim, or a Jew, or an adherent to Hinduism, all, can Practice Japanese Nature farming, so long as they grasp the Japanese "essence" of what "Nature" is. The intrinsic or indispensable properties that characterize "Nature," as seen through the lens of a Japanese person is different from that of a non-Japanese person. This seems to be such an obvious observation, however it can be easily overlooked. Christians make up 1% of the Japanese population in Japan (at least this was the case when I lived and studied Japanese Nature farming (for 4 years) in Japan in the 1990s).

I lived at the base of Mount Fuji among Japanese people who were rice farmers, green tea farms, and gardeners in general, and was able to learn from them up close. I ate there food, lived with them, as neighbors, and sometimes, even in their homes, to get to, truly know, what it meant to be Japanese. I climbed Mt. Fuji, 4 times, even, which helped me to know the spirituality of what it means to be a Japanese person. I learned a Japanese martial art form (a type of Japanese karate that is very difficult to learn) in a dojo located at the foot of Mt. Fuji.

After 4 years of living with Japanese people and learning "up close" their ways, I was able to master the fundamentals of Japanese Nature farming.

It is interesting, however, that once I returned to the United States of America, and became "resettled" in the "context" from which I had come from, my Japanese Nature farming "practices" or "Way" had to be adjusted. I was not able to exist, or practice the "art and science" of Japanese Nature farming, true to the form or "letter," of Mokichi Okada, the master who's methodologies that I had learned to practice. I was forced, by the "Context" of the ecological niche in which I was raised up, as a child, to make adjustments in "approach" or the "application" of Japanese Nature farming.

My new methodologies became known as "Mamushi Japanese Nature Farming." The valley where I was born and raised, was named by a child, a young home-school-er, "The Enchanted Valley of Mamushi." This valley is, truly, "a place where love grows." Mamushi Nature Farm is considered one of the finest sources of quality food products in the South, in North America even. We are thankful for the honor, knowing that "Nature" is a "Gift from God, that goes beyond the means of a man or woman to add to it or take away from it."

More hubs will be written on Nature Farming as the demand for more information becomes manifested. Thank you.

As you go, Peace.

Regards,

Dr. Haddox

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