Thursday, September 23, 2021

Japan Fish College

 Did you know that Japan is the largest fish-eating country in the world?  With only 20% of the land viable for use in agriculture, it is not surprising that Japan consumes 7.5 billion tons of marine products each year. With many fishermen getting older, as well as issues with climate change, there seems to be a need for students to learn about fishing and the sea.

Japan Fish College is scheduled to open in April 2023, offering a curriculum for individuals to learn about fish, fishing culture, and sustainability. This will be Japan's first vocational school for students with courses about fishing, aquaculture, cooking processes, distribution, environment and tourism leisure relating to fish and the fishing industry. The proposed building site is the Misaki area, Miura City, Kanagawa Prefecture.  

I don't know anything about fishing, but without any other pictures for this post, I'll show a couple of fish related stitching projects. 

Wall Quilt

Blackwork pillow

And my recently finished fish mola.


crazyQstitcher said...

Each of the fish projects are wonderful. The blackwork Fish are gorgeous. I hope the fishing project does well as it is a necessity for living and employment too.

Vireya said...

Love all your fishy projects, but the blackwork pillow is amazing!

Jeanie said...

That's interesting! I love your fish projects, especially your mola and the blackwork. All lovely.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

The blackwork is so pretty. That is very cool about the fish college. I always learn something new about Japan when I stop by your blog! Thank you!

Queeniepatch said...

I agree with all the others, the blue Blackwork fish cushion is great! So fresh!
Yes, we need more fishermen, better knowledge about fishing, the ocean, sustainability and fish farming.
I have had an unforgettable meal in Misaki, of delicious fish, of course.

toki said...

Japanese fishing has been struggling in recent years. Climate change and overfishing in other coutries are also factors.
The struggle of the fishing industry will change the table. Saury has always been an ally of the common people. Because It's cheap and delicious. However. Climate change and over fishing are making saury a luxury fish.
The common people can't afford it. Saury is an autumn fish. What will happen this year. I look forward to the role of Japan fish college.

I like Sunfish stitching.😆

kiwikid said...

Love your fishy projects, I remember many years ago huge outcry in NZ over the Japanese fishing fleets operating near NZ, their nets scooped up too many fish apparently.

Leonore Winterer said...

I wonder if there will be a course about fish-related arts and crafts at that fish college, as well!