Salt of Good Fortune
≒ 10.30 USD
Be filled with the energy of the full moon.
Take back the rhythms of the natural world.
Feel the power of the minerals of the sea, and
let it give you the strength to take on tomorrow.
We encourage you to try this nature’s salt, filled with minerals that essential for your health and beauty.
Ingredients: Ocean water (Miyakojima-Japan)
Manufacturing Process: Sunlight/Boiling/ Evaporation
Content: 250 g
Even further south than Okinawa lies the island of Oogami. It is a mysterious place which full of legends and myths. Ferries pass near the island before arriving at the Miyakojima's Shimajiri District. The Shimajiri district is filled with mangroves which aid in the prevention of erosion and help to maintain the health of the ocean. The area has become a precious resource for the purification of water.
On the 15th day of Japan's lunar calendar in the early morning at spring-tide, the time when the waters of the ocean have been saturated with the light of the full moon, Grampa and Grandma Fukuhara collect the purified water of the now calm ocean into containers, and use their own secret methods, perfected through years of trial and error, to evaporate the water. The remaining substance is finally transferred into a kettle, where the remaining water is then boiled slowly over a wood fire until Salt of Good Fortune”can be harvested.
Completely different from machine-based or other modern day methods for refining salt,this process requires hours of hard, repetitive labor until finally pure white crystals decorate the inside of the kettle. For every ton of ocean water, only a few grams of this hand-processed salt will be produced.
|Gathering the WaterWater collected during the spring tide after a full moon and purified by the mangrove trees is collected and then stored in a tank.||EvaporationUsing a method developed and continuously improved upon by Grampa, the sea water is reducedusing only the wind.||It is then further reduced using kettle over a wood-fire until salt crystals are formed.|
Ever since the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake on 3.11 and subsequent nuclear power plant panic disaster, Japan has grown to fear radiation and its possible effects on the environment. In the midst of this panic, there has been a focus on “Possibility: Miyakojima”.
● Far from even Okinawa, Miyakojima is even further from mainland Japan and thus it is difficult for it to be polluted in such a manner.
Fears of radioactive produce and livestock have spread throughout the country. As Miyakojima is an island far away from the mainland, foodstuffs are costly to import. Thus, such goods have not been brought in to Miyakojima.
● There is also no harmful industrial pollution, airstrips for military craft or nuclear energy on the island.
Radiation Measurement Report
|measurement condition||measurement result|
|product number||F00200||measurement ID||00045|
|product name||Salt of Good Fortune||I131（Iodine131）||Not Detected（ND）|
|measurement date||Dec 27, 2011||Cs134(caesium134）||Not Detected（ND）|
|measurement second||1800 seconds||Cs137(caesium137）||Not Detected（ND）|
・measuring machine：AT1320A（2.5" x 2.5" NaI scintillator） made in Belarus
Spectroscopic screening, Recording and analysis software are made in Japan
・detection limit：value given by the manufacturer is 3.7Bq/Kg. Any amount below this will be regarded as "Not Detected (ND)".
Moreover, if it does not show at each peak position in the Spectroscopic analysis, it will also be regarded as "Not Detected (ND)".
・sample amount：this machine needs 1 liter per sample.
・installation location of the machine：Shimogyo-chu Kyoto, Prema Village Kyoto
This is a regimen that incorporates such concepts as Zen, Feng-Shui, Yin Yang and Tao. These concepts unify the essence of Japans spirituality and outlook on the Universe.. The purpose of the Macrobiotic Asia website is to bring together products from Nature''s bounty as well as processed products and deliver them to the world in the Japanese spirit of harmony.
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