Konohana, Japan



Konohana Family is an agriculture-based community at the foot of Mt. Fuji, in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan, where 85non blood-related members live as one big family.
In 1994, 20 members found Konohana Farm, which then was renamed to Konohana Family. They established a community where people can live together by supporting each other and establishung a certain life style based on harmony. They produce most of their food themselves – 260 types of vegetables, grains, 10 types of rice, free-range eggs, pure honey, and miso (fermented soy paste), soy-sauce, and other processed food, produced with traditional methods. Only  sugar, salt, and some spices are purchased.

All members make full use of their talents in daily life, playing specific roles, and helping each other.
The name “Konohana” comes from the goddess of Mt. Fuji, “Konohana Sakuyahime no Mikoto”.