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KEEP: Pamphlet & Website

Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (Kiyosato, 2005)

As we did in 2004, Living World produced a promotional pamphlet and website to solicit funds for a new construction project run by the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP).


KEEP began when a American by the name of Paul Rusch leased a large tract of land from Yamanashi Prefecture and set about conducting agricultural trials in this region of harsh winters, aimed at improving life in Japan’s poor rural areas after the war.
From a tourism perspective the area is famous for the Seisen Ryo accommodation and conference/community facility, and for its delicious soft serve ice cream. This was also where techniques used to raise Jersey cattle at high altitudes were first employed in Japan, subsequently spreading all over the country.

In recent years KEEP has also contributed to the region and to Japan as a whole as an important national center for the training of interpreters, while the Kiyosato Meeting convened every autumn plays a vital role in formulating the country’s environmental education, and is attended by more than 200 delegates from all over Japan.

Planning/production: KEEP (Takao Okemoto, Azumi Yamamoto)
Editing/design: Living World
Print: Yukio Hirabayashi

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Sketch for the pamphlet, courtesy of Yukio Hirabayashi. Hirabayashi is a KEEP regular and longtime fan, and postcards featuring his prints of the KEEP facilities and their surroundings are sold at the Seisen Ryo shop. By a happy coincidence, he is also a neighbor of us at Living World. Illustration: Yukio Hirabayashi

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