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Futoshi Aizawa


Aizawa Fishery


Futoshi Aizawa is the Head of Aizawa Fishery, a family nori seaweed farm in Omagarihama, Higashi-Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. He is the 3rd generation of nori fishers, whose motto is creating the most delicious nori of his lifetime. He is also the vice president of the Yamoto Branch of the Miyagi Prefectural Fisheries Cooperative Association. Aizawa carried off the “Nori presented to the Imperial Family” Award in 2009, which was the youngest-ever winner of the award. And from 2016 to 2021, he continued to be awarded the First Prize of the “Nori presented to the Imperial Family” Award. Apart from dedicating himself to Nori farming during the typical Nori season (from September to April), Aizawa travels around the country and organizes "what we can do before we lose our bountiful sea" Workshops (right photo) during the off-seasons at his own cost aiming to get people to know how Nori fishers grow Nori considering the changing environment of the ocean.

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