The One-Straw Revolution

Meet Masanobu Fukuoka, the Author of ‘The One-Straw Revolution’, and the originator of Natural or ‘do-nothing’ farming. This 1975 documentary shows interviews of the then 65 year old farmer-philosopher, who shares his techniques behind his farming success, and the philosophy that underpins it all. “The ultimate purpose of farming is not the cultivation of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of the human being” In 1988, Fukuoka was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay prize, known as the Asian Nobel Peace Prize, for his services to humanity.

In Japanese there is such a thing as ‘Kotodama’, the soul of a word. Once you utter something, you give birth to a kotodama, and it goes on existing in the world. Say what you wish to create, believe in a better world.