Interest in beekeeping gradually spread in Tomiya and a product made by a local NPO won a prize in a contest in August 2023.
That sparked a sharp increase in "donations" through the hometown tax system where rooftop honey was offered as a gift, with applications jumping fivefold compared to the previous year and reaching the maximum limit.
Text : Eugene Sakai
Design & Animation : Sakura Tsuchiya
Design support : Mayuko Dohi
Photo & Video : Eugene Sakai
Line Producer : Yuki Murayama
Special Thanks to : Tomiya Honey Project