Wednesday, June 02, 2004

For my own reference:

The communal movement of Yamagishi was founded in Japan in 1958, based on the original mystic but rational ideas of a social-philosopher of that name. Today there are more than 30 communes in Japan and 7 communities abroad (in Korea, Thailand, Switzerland, Brazil, Germany, Australia, and the U.S.). The aim of Yamagishism is to reconcile human acts with Nature - to bring about a human society of affluence, health, and natural affection, that is secure and comfortable.

In Yamagishi communes there is no private property, no fixed work hours, no material reward for labour and no internal financial accounting. Their major occupation is organic agriculture, from the land to the consumer - not "organic" in the accepted sense of the word, but in accordance with the spirit of the animals or crops being raised. Other activities include health-maintenance, education, social welfare and computer software development.

The Yamagishi Association,
555 Kawahigashi,
Iga-Cho, Ayama-Gun,


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