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Various vegetables are grown in each season, but especially root vegetables grown in red soil taste great.
Rice, soybeans and yellow sesame are also available. They are all farm-fresh.
The Kuroshima vegetables grown by island’s dads and moms are fresh and full of energy.

Terraced fields to climb from the sea. The grace of red soil.

Island Fields

Kuroshima agriculture

Though most of the fields with diorite-weathered red soil spread on a gentle slope, terraced fields made with stone walls also can be seen.
They used to grow mainly barley and sweet potatoes, but now potatoes, sweet potatoes, soybeans, cucumbers, eggplants, onions and watermelons are common produce.
You may come across wild boars crossing a road.

Drying Racks


To the eaves of buckwheat and houses of vineyards, shelf used for drying, such as root vegetables and a daisy chain has been made.
Racks are made of bamboo and some have tin roofs.
The shack-style racks using tree forks also can be seen.
This peaceful landscape is typical of Kuroshima.

Teira (Rotary Tiller)

11009350_503108899837930_84803856113578868_nTeira is a ratary tiller which has a pulling function and often seen on Kuroshima.
It warms our hearts to see a Teira running and it seems to symbolize the Kuroshima time which goes by slowly.
This is the vehicle indispensable for the island.

Everyday Life

Island Vegetables


  • Onion, Potato, Cabbage, etc.
  • Summer:

  • Tomato, Eggplant, Shiso Leaf, Fresh Ginger, Green Lettuce, etc.
  • Fall:

  • Rice, Sweet Potato, Taro, Carrot, etc.
  • Winter:

  • Daikon Radish, Yam, Chinese Cabbage, Mustard Spinach, etc.