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Watermill from 100 Years Ago Rebuilt
We re-built the water mill after the original one was taken down 100yrs years ago in Shizogumui waterfall.
Thank you for making an amazing watermill, Yamaguchi-san, a professional watermill builder.
We are here to support the locals and flourish the area again!
Featured on TV!
On December 27th, our tree houses was featured on the TV show "Nandemo-Kanteidan" (meaning=We Judge How Much Your Stuff Is Worth) on TV Tokyo.
Shizogumui Watermill Remaking Project Started After 100Years
Shizogumui, located in Takae ward in Okinawa, 100 years ago in Taisho period, was used to cut woods with watermill using the water power from the waterfall.
To explain the name origin, "Shizo" means "lumbering" and "gumui" means "waterfall" or "pond" in old Okinawan language.
Talking to the locals of Takae, we decided to revive the watermill at Shizogumui.
We researched and found out that one of the few professional watermill builders in Japan lives in Yamagata prefecture, so we visited him, Yamaguchi-san, in November to ask him to make one for us. He is now building an amazing waterfall.
To use the watermill, we needed a water tunnel for the water to fall down onto the mill. We talked to many locals and found out the location next to the waterfall.
We dug the hole with our hands for about 2 days, and we finally finished making the tunnel.
Next step is to get rid of the concrete blocks someone put on the beautiful nature, and wait for Yamaguchi-san's watermill to arrive.
SOGO Fitness Holds Fitness Retreat at Treeful Eco-Resort
The largest fitness community in Tokyo, Suns Out Guns Out, a.k.a. SOGOTKO, held a fitness retreat on September 21st to 25th, 2016, in Okinawa. The retreat included activities including sunrise run, cave snorkelling, beach yoga+bootcamp, river marshal arts training, shrimp catching competition, and sunset BBQ.
To know more about their activities and future fitness retreat, check their website below.