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Apr 9, 2011

The Green Aid

I send today's harvest, bunches of komatunas, spinaches, pak-chois, and onions, to my friend in my university days who lives in Kamakura, near Tokyo. I've heard his family has suffered the shortage of vegetables caused by the ban on commercial distribution of vegetables produced in the radioactive-contaminated area.

Especially, most of spinaches which are consumed in Tokyo area are produced in Ibaragi and Fukushima pref, where are devastated by the accidents of nuclear power plants. The Japanese government decided to limit distribution of spinaches as well as other vegetables.
Consumers,including my friend, in the Tokyo area have been facing difficulty to buy vegetables.
And the consumers feel it scary that they might buy radioactive-contaminated vegetables in their local shops and they seem to seek other suppliers of vegetables outside the areas to get "safe vegetables".


I and my wife packed the vegetables in a cardboard box and send it with a courier service. I hope my vegetables may help his family.





-- from iPad

9 comments:

Robin said...

How nice of you to send some of your vegetables to your friends family. I hope that they transport well. How long will it take for them to receive them?

takaeko said...

>Robin
That is my concern, Robin! The agent said it will be transported in a day and my vegetables will be packed in a refrigerated container but it might delay if big aftershocks or power outage happen!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

You are so generous takaeko. I am sure they will be so happy to receive your home-grown veggies.

~Holly~ said...

That was very thoughtful of you. I'm sure your friend will deeply appreciate your kind and generous gesture!

takaeko said...

>Malay and Holly
Well, I hope my friends and his family will be happy to get safe and fresh vegetables. But I feel sorry to hear that many people would act on incorrect and unsubstantiated information and rumors saying " All vegetables in Tokyo are contained."

p3chandan said...

You have such a big heart Takaeko. I guess we will help each other in time of need, no matter how small...thats what friendship is for! May God bless your family for your kindness!

milka said...

You're so thoughtful takaeko-san! I hope your veggies reach there safe. Your friend will surely be delighted to receive them!

The Sage Butterfly said...

It is so kind of you to help your friends. I am sure they will appreciate it. Your veggies look scrumptious.

takaeko said...

>p3chandan, milka and the Sage Butterfly

I got an e-mail from my friend who'd received my vegetables aid and it says he and his family were happy to get fresh and safe vegetables! If traffic to the more devastated areas like Fukushima or Miyagi were smoother, I would send my vegetables to the people in need there.

He will send me the photos of dish with my vegetables so I'll post them on my blog later!