At the first “Japan Vegetarian Award” on February 7, 2016, Yumiko received the Vegan Award. Each award is given to people, companies, and organizations from various fields, active in helping people enjoy a vegetarian life.
The achievement and performance of Tubu-Tubu was highly evaluated and they also received a Vegan Award which was accepted by their representative, Yumiko. The Grand Award was given to Shizuka Tsuruta, an essayist and author of “The Cultural History of Vegetarianism”. Yumiko also had the opportunity to learn more about grain based diet as a result of meeting Ms. Tsuruta.
In November 2015, Yumiko was certified as a Japan Vegetarian Meister by the Japanese Society for Vegetarian Research. This research organization focuses on academic studies and is registered by the Science Council of Japan. Yumiko was certified second behind Dr. Mitsuru Kakimoto, representing the Japan Vegetarian Society with its twenty-year history.
The qualification of Vegetarian Meister can be acquired by members of the Japanese Society for Vegetarian Research who have rich advanced academic knowledge of the vegetarian diet and vegetarianism. These members are able to guide and advise people in matters related to the vegetarian diet and environmental issues. The qualification is regarded as a “vegetarian Ph.D.” and therefore academic activities are considered to be very important.
Yumiko published an article in the academic journal of Japanese Society for Vegetarian Research in September, 2015. The article was titled ‘Creating a new vegan diet culture through the restoration of Washoku (Japanese Cuisine): a proposal for “The Balance Sheet of Food and Life” based on Yin-Yang theory’. The award of Vegetarian Meister is the highest rank of qualification certified by the Society. It was conferred on Yumiko because her proposal for new vegan cooking was creatively constructed based on the wisdom and techniques of Washoku, and was highly evaluated academically. The practice of Washoku has continued to survive for many years.
You are able to read the article at http://www.jsvr.jp/VR161oy.pdf
(With permission from the Japan Vegetarian Society.)
The accreditation system for certifying a Meister by the Japanese Society for Vegetarian Research bestows the license on those who have acquired advanced knowledge related to vegetarian diet and vegetarianism. Three licenses; Vegetarian Meister, Vegetarian Advisor and Associate Vegetarian Advisor are offered based on achievement. Most Tubu-Tubu staff members, Tubu-Tubu Mothers and Tubu-Tubu Cooking Coaches are certified as Vegetarian Advisors and Tubu-Tubu now has 51 certificate holders.
“BE THE NEW YOU! The Story of Tubu-Tubu Future Food”(English edition) has been released on kindle! The creator of Tubu-Tubu Future Food, Yumiko discovered the value of traditional grains in her life and wrote about it in this book with her heart and soul!
Yumiko is working toward spreading the knowledge of simple and delicious Tubu-Tubu Future Food from Japan to become a diet standard for all of humanity.
The English kindle edition of “The Power of GOHAN” is also now on sale. It will help you understand the happy feeling of eating grains with joy and gratitude!
The book is full of knowledge about various traditional grains and includes simple and delicious recipes made with grains.
Yumiko is attending the international conference “Women Gathering For Change” held in Egypt.
“Women Gathering for Change: Envisioning Ways to Create a Healthier Future Conference” will take place from March 16 to 19 in Alexandria, Egypt. (http://www.womengatheringforchange.info/)
The authors of the book “A Force such as the World Has Never Known: Women Creating Change”, to which Yumiko contributed a chapter, and others will come together to share their experiences and visions for changing the world acknowledging the importance of the feminine spirit in order to create a healthier future.
Yumiko is going to make a presentation about Tubu-Tubu and engage in a panel discussion during the conference. Nobuko Ito, a Tubu-Tubu Mother in Iwate, will also attend the gathering as a translator.
You can hear messages from Yumiko and Dr. Sharon Mijares, one of the organizers of the conference at the following site:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4bXsuuGeZ4
The first issue of the online Journal, “International Journal of Gender, Nature and Transformation” has been published on line.
This journal was edited by an activist in Costa Rica, Sharon Mijales and carries the articles written by active women around the world. The theme of the first issue was ‘Healing gender: engaging the sacred feminine through nature & myth’.
The main part is the five articles authored by Sharon, Yumiko, one from Egypt and two from the United States.
Yumiko wrote about the diet style Tubu-Tubu Future Food and the role of Tubu-Tubu Tennyo for the world.
The online journals are in English and the cost is $8. We hope you will read the articles prepared by the women generating transformations in the world. You can purchase the online Journal, “International Journal of Gender, Nature, and Transformation” here. >>
BUONA! TUBUTUBU began breakfast service on Wed. May 28th. We offer a set menu with cooked rice and five grains or natural yeast focaccia. Both eat in and take out ok! If you begin your day with delicious traditional grain soup filled with nutrition, the function of your brain and body will surprisingly improve! You should be able to enjoy both working and playing filled with energy. Please use our morning service at BUONA! TUBUTUBU. ・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 【MENU】 ・Pressed Barley and Green Bean Soup・Yellow Millet and Potato Soup, Italian Style ・Quinoa and Italian Tomato Minestrone ・Mochi-awa (foxtail millet) Corn Soup Small (180cc/6oz) 380yen, Medium (250cc/1 cup) 480yen Small Soup Set (1 Soup + Rice with Five Grain or Focaccia) 480yen Tubu-Tubu Set (2 soup + Rice with Five Grain or Focaccia) 780yen
Let’s release your mind and body in nature! You will enjoy five days of entire life in Atelier of Life filled with delicious Tubu-Tubu dishes.
The theme of Atelier of Life is “Play, Live, Learn and Work Through Life.”
At the Summer Open House, enjoy nagashi somen (fine white noodles served flowing in a small flume), barbeque at the river, a game of \"split-the-watermelon\" and enjoy physical activities to the fullest. Both adults and children are welcome. Let’s release your mind and body in nature and enjoy the experience with all your heart!
Date: August 13th Wed. to 17th Sun. Five day trip!
Fee: Adult 大人 88,800yen / 15 and under 48,000yen / infant (one year old) 36,000yen / infant (under one) 28,000yen
Qualification for Participation: Tubu-Tubu members* and their family and those who can participate in all of the itinerary. (*You can become Tubu-Tubu member at the same time when you apply for this lodging if you are not members yet.)
Venue: Atelier of Life (Oguni-cho, Yamagata)
> Venue Details
> Application here.
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※ Participants will be sharing rooms with the same gender.
※ Pick-up service from JR Oguni station. Detailed Map will be provided for the participants.
※ Applications are concentrated for every open house. In order to welcome as many guests as possible please refrain from cancelling after applying. Should you cancel, cancelation fee will be charged as follows. We thank you for your understanding.
~ 2 weeks before 20% of participation fee.
~ 4 days before 50% of participation fee.
After 3 days before 100% of participation fee.
Inquire to Tubu-Tubu Office
TEL 03-3203-2090 / FAX 03-3203-2091 / MAIL email@example.com
For you who wish to enjoy raising your child with fun then Tubu-Tubu Food Designer Yumiko can teach you the secrets of easy childbirth and easy childcare. – You will not be folded and influenced with media and information about childbirth and childcare. – You can recover your self-confidence! Your wisdom for living inside of you will awaken with the right knowledge and new values. – Trust the power of life. You will experience the ideal way of living and a diet based on trust singing the song of creation and dancing together with children.
~Message from Yumiko~ Children grow to be adults not by following what adults say but doing what adults do. What you think, what you say, and how you act will influence children and create the world. If we raise our children with hesitation, doubt, and lack of self-confidence, then children will grow that way and society will begin to be that way. If you are in joy, trust and love, if you say those words and act in those ways, the world will be filled with those children and adults.
※The schedule is undecided.
※This seminar is conducted in Japanese.
Inquire Tubu-Tubu Office TEL 03-3203-2090 / FAX 03-3203-2091 / MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
We will gladly share a number of secret recipes with you that shine your mind and body easily with delicious food and fun, the tricks for the delicious food, and innovative techniques of home cooking!
Details here. (In Japanese)
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Future Food Seminar Scene1
※ The English seminar will be available soon.
Five day Seminar Lodging Trip at the base of Yumiko’s life, Atelier of Life, Yamagata.
It was recently decided to hold this in September, 2014!
The chance to take seminars at Atelier of Life is very rare. Only 12 participants invited.
【Point 1 : You can take the Future Food Seminar Scene 2 & 3 at the same time!】
Learn at one time and make a big shift on your life style right away! You will learn a far wider range of dishes and be able to make Tubu-Tubu dishes that all of your family members will love!
【Point 2 : You can experience life in Atelier of Life.】
You can experience life in harmony with abundant nature. There are a variety of wonderful aspects to our home base such as spring water, Goemon-buro (bath heated directly from beneath, with a floating wooden lid), biogas plants, which produce gas and fluid fertilizer from human waste, etc. You can also enjoy looking at the traditional grain farm heavy with grains in this season.
【Point 3 : You can enjoy all sorts of fun and very unique lodging.】
You can enjoy rich and close exchanges with company from all around Japan. Beside the seminars, you will still have lots of fun such as looking at stars at night and walking in the traditional grain farm in the morning.
Future Food Seminar Scene 2 & 3 Lodging Trip in Atelier of Life, Yamagata
Date: September 19th Fri. to 23rd Tue. (holiday) Five day trip!
Time: Day 1 Meet at 1:00pm. Day 4 Disband at 1:00pm.
Fee: 231,000yen (Includes meal and lodging fee.)
Qualification for Participation: Completed Future Food Seminar Scene 1. Tubu-Tubu membership.
Venue: Atelier of Life (Oguni-cho, Yamagata) ※Pick-up service at the nearest station, JR Oguni station
> Application here.
Contact Tubu-Tubu Office.
Tel：03-3203-2090 / Fax 03-3203-2091
※Inform the dates when you join, your name, the number of your group, and your phone number.
※These seminars are conducted in Japanese.