Hakutsuru Ginza Sky Farmstead
Link between food and people fostered by a Ginza building rooftop rice paddy
For the 14th part of the Ginza×CSR series, we bring you the Hakutsuru Ginza Sky Farmstead run by Japanese sake brewery, Hakutsuru. We interviewed Farmstead Director, Asami Oda, who cultivates specially developed Hakutsuru Nishiki brewer’s rice and specialty vegetables from around Japan on the top of the Tokyo branch in Ginza.
Harvesting the rice
Director of Hakutsuru Ginza Sky Farmstead, Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co.
1953 Born in Kumamoto prefecture
1972 Graduated from a local high school
April 1972 Began working at Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co. Head Office
1988 Transferred to Tokyo branch
Alterna consultant Offered services in marketing, communication, business strategy and new business development activities for foreign-affiliated IT companies, advertising agencies, and public relations firms. After going independent in 2008, Sugiyama now participates in educational projects for solving social challenges, assists cooperative alliances between companies and NPOs, and offers consulting for CSR activities and practical assistance.
Writer: Karin Sugiyama Planning/editing: Alterna