Blessed with paddies and fields, streams, tree groves, and other abundant nature and providing homes for a diversity of creatures, the rural countryside is the landscape of Japanese hometowns and places where humans and nature can coexist when humans maintain this landscape. At the Iga-Ueno site, which is a Morinaga property, we provide various programs, such as the Forest Kindergarten and the Parent-child One-day Camp where participants can experience their connection to nature and draw out their physical and mental strength through free play while interacting with nature.
Morinaga has conducted 16 Uninhabited Island Exploratory Expeditions since 1999. By living together in a natural environment, where there is no electricity or water services, children learn about the magnificence and harshness of nature, recalling their Seven Capabilities for Living (protect yourself, eat, take action, cooperate, coexist with nature, create, and take on challenges).
We conduct camps to nurture children’s lives on an uninhabited island in the Seto Inland Sea, where there is no electricity or water services.
On the stage of the Satoyama Angel Forest, we convey to participants wisdom for living and the importance of protecting the environment.
We provide support for children in Ghana and other cacao-producing countries to receive an education with peace of mind.
Seeing the confectionary production process, participants are able to gain a sense of the fun of manufacturing as well as the importance of safety and security measures.