つぶつぶマザー紹介

高橋信子

【 Certified Lecturer of Future Food Seminar, Scene 1 】

Nobuko Ito (Takahashi)

Family of six [ husband, eldest son (elementary school student), younger son (infant), elder daughter (elementary school student), younger daughter (infant)

Activity name: Iwate Atelier of Life, Tsubasa (Wing)

Iwate

In charge of global communication for Tubu-Tubu!

As one of her achievements Nobuko had the condition of agriculture in Japan reflect the international criteria by participating in an international conference as an NGO staff. She also submitted her opinions to international organizations at the dawn of organic certification. Utilizing her ability in English, she played a role as an interpreter at the “International Traditional Grain Food Symposium” which Ilfa (the former name of Tubu-Tubu) held in 2000. After that, through learning and practicing Tubu-Tubu Future Food and Tubu-Tubu Tennyo, she became confident in the ways of changing the world. Various groups made offers to her because of her excellent talent and her experience searching the environment, agriculture and forestry from the ecological and global viewpoint but she chose the way of becoming a Tubu-Tubu mother. Forming a tag-team with Yumiko, she is working on making the dream of changing the world come true as the Tubu-Tubu Global Communicator.

In November 2013, our dreaming ecological house “Iwate Atelier of Life, Tsubasa (Wing)” was completed in Shizukuishi-cho. I am holding cooking lessons, lunch parties, and seminars in this comfortable space in the house made of solid wood and natural material surrounded nature with rich greenery. I moved from Tokyo to Iwate for agricultural training, and experienced the whole traditional culture and life with ancient grains. I was able to observe the actual scene from the cultivation of traditional grains to their distribution. These are my strengths. I am playing the role of spreading the attractiveness of Tubu-Tubu to the world as the Tubu-Tubu global communicator utilizing my experiences in foreign countries.
高橋信子

Accepting me as I am, I enjoy the “here now” everyday.

  I had no interest in marriage or having a baby at all until mid twenties and I used to believe there is no value in housework or cooking. Endowed with a gentle husband, encountered Tubu-Tubu and practiced it, today I am blessed with four children and enjoy cheerful life while I cook everyday. I had continued working during pregnancy and had such an easy delivery that I cannot believe I used to have continuous troubles when I had our first baby. Also, even though I talked about my dream with passion, I was feeling self-disgust, hopelessness and agony with this gap. However, I have begun to live releasing unease and a criticizing mind. I accept me as I am, and enjoy the “here now.”

I want to spread this quiet and beautiful Tubu-Tubu revolution worldwide!

Since I was a child, I have had a strong desire to contribute for peace. I have been absorbed in civic movements for protecting the safety of food and have participated in an international conference in the position of NGO staff. However, as I started to feel limitation to the movement of criticism and fight and search for the activities rooted in the region and life, I encountered Tubu-Tubu. The activities of Tubu-Tubu mothers are a “quiet and beautiful revolution” which redraw the world with their own words, thoughts, and actions as they protect daily life and the peace of family’s life. It is my dream that I will expand the circle worldwide.

At a glance she gives us a quiet impression, but, in fact, she is a strong willed, passionate revolutionist. She is my partner for the dream, turn over the world with the quiet and beautiful revolution, Tubu-Tubu.