The possibility of collaboration between mountain village and block chain/山村×ブロックチェーンの可能性

in #steempress5 years ago (edited)

Hi steemians/皆さんこんにちは

Since @sho-t and @kotaro write about "a positive vision between local area and block chain technology" sometimes, I also think about this topic this year. I've sometimes introduced this beautiful mountain village Showa, Fukushima pref. and the reason why I'm trying to learn about this topic more is basically trying to find the possibility of connecting this village or some village in similar situations and block chain. I got some awesome photos from my friend living in Showa, so let me write about this topic with these images.

This village is located on mountain side of the Tohoku region, the population is around 1300. This village is well known with and Ramie fiber, and products from nature. This village is not so easy access from Airport nor highway. They have a issue of less population and

They have various products like baby’s breath(gypsophila), Ramie fiber, many kind of mushrooms, and brand rice etc.. This beautiful village filled with nature is not so good access from airport nor highway, since it is located mountainside as a prefectural border with Niigata Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, and Tochigi Prefecture. They have some problems such as shortage of talent, aging problem and successor shortage in industries such as agriculture. In recent years they have many experience programs to accept many immigrants from outside of this village, so we can find many young people enjoying live in the nature and many elders who are trying to welcome these young generations.


I think that development of systems applying tokens and block chains is great significance for areas with transport problems, aging problems, etc., such as remote islands and mountainous areas. One of my friend said various projects are already starting. Furthermore, I could find such an article just by little searching. There's a small village the name is "Nishiawakura", they created their own token to produce and sell their products to stop decreasing population and protect their wood forest.

Nishi Awakura Coin 「地域」を創る仮想通貨 西粟倉村

I read a book of which @tonpa recommended us to read, I have been interested in the author since before, and the title of this book is "the New World" in English translation, and @tonpa introduced it as "this book let us think about how to change the to Money" So I got it and tried to read it. There's an interesting section writing about " Thinking about the relationship between "a trust" and "a value". I've already had similar ideas, but I felt like this book helped my thought a little more clearly.

I wrote an article "thinking about cash or crypto at a village of "self-sufficiency" before.At that time(3 months ago) I wasn't so sure what it is so clearly, I mean I didn't have detail ideas connect with village and blockchain technology. But since I'm learning about the relation between "trust or credit" and "values", I could understand what the author write about little by little.

@sho-t, who is a Japanese Blockchain & STEEM Ambassador, once wrote about an article of "How will this society change?", He said

"social contribution" sounds like a bit big thing, but it isn't, the timing that we appreciate every day, we do something, that means we keep exchanging more and more naturally. It is in the ecosystem with visualization and feedback.
in his article. This is totally what I felt in Showa village which I wrote, "the value" keep exchanging in this village as a beautiful ecosystem to share and live together.

This is just my personal thought so I won't push anyone, but I let a person know about the possibilities of the blockchain technology and local villages. He is a key person for the next generation of Showa Village who sent me these pictures. It seems he got interested in it.
A beautiful landscape and culture that leaves the original landscape of Japan such as remote islands, mountain villages, and coastal areas are facing the same situation with Showa village. As one person who is studying traditional folk culture and archiving, I'd like to keep touching with their issues and help or support, share some ideas with them if they are interested in this blockchain world as could as possible.
Thank you very much for reading!




Nishi Awakura Coin 「地域」を創る仮想通貨 西粟倉村


以前「自給自足の村に思う「現金」と「仮想通貨」/thinking about cash or crypto at a village of "self-sufficiency"」という記事を書きました。この時はまだ勉強不足で漠然としか考えられなかったのですが、最近になって「信頼や信用」と「価値」について考え始めたところだったことも理由のひとつでしょう。

少し前には@sho-tさんが「 社会はどのように変わっていくのか?」という記事を書いておられました。この記事の中で

社会貢献といっても、そんな大げさなものでもなく、 日々感謝するタイミングとか、何かしてあげたいなとか、 そういうのがどんどん当たり前にやりとりされていくということです。 可視化とフィードバックのあるエコシステムの中です。


My previous post about Showa village/昭和村に関する以前のポスト

自給自足の村に思う「現金」と「仮想通貨」/thinking about cash or crypto at a village of "self-sufficiency"

“A City a story” photo weekly contest #28 SHARING "Showa-village"/1つの街に1つの物語 週間写真コンテスト#28 「共有」昭和村

(EN/中文/JP)Japan's scenery "Showa-village"/日本原風景昭和村/日本の原風景「昭和村」


1) Nishi Awakura Coin「地域」を創る仮想通貨
2) 「新世界」西野亮廣 2018
3) 自給自足の村に思う「現金」と「仮想通貨」/thinking about cash or crypto at a village of "self-sufficiency" by @yo-yo
4) 社会はどのように変わっていくのか? by @sho-t


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Yo-yo さん、昭和村美しいですね!信用について書かれた印象に残っている本があります。堀江貴文さんの『新・資本論 僕はお金の正体がわかった』です。書き口など好みは分かれそうですが主張のエッセンスはとてもよいです。もし機会がありましたら!



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あきぽんさん、美しいでしょう? これから4月まで2-3mもの雪が積ります。




うわ、これは fusan が書くと重みがありますね。Festでお会いしましたが、おもしろい方です。おもしろい以外に形容ができないくらい。こんな人がいたもんだと実際にお会いしていい意味で感動しました 😊


Thanks for sharing your interesting thoughts on this topic. Lovely photos, too, @yo-yo! 😃

Hi thanks @trincowski san!
Thank you very much for stopping by, yes, this is lovely place... just looking super cold! haha. I wish you have Happy Holidays and a Happy new year🎄

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To have it working, I guess it is necessary that the money that flows in the village is at least as large as the money that flows out. Otherwise, I don't see how one could prevent the token from losing its value. There must be some mechanism somewhere, no?

Hello @lemouth -san, thank you very much for stopping by and leave comment.
Yes, it is actually what I'm thinking. If there is a token, it is a little easy for them to exchange it without any hesitation like money(they have such a way of thinking to get money from friends is not so good thing) and if they want to exchange it to cash, it's easy for them to get one, it is very important. But yes, the token should have a value wider region or prefecture or area, we need to create such a eco-system.
I'm going to study similar case with this village and some of my friend might have already had the vision to create such a community... :) Anyway I'd like to keep watching n learning more for this small village. Thank you very much again Sir.

I am looking forward to read about your future conclusions!


Arigato gozaimasu! ☺