Shizuoka's Famed Region
Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture is the birthplace of Wasabi.
Since the 1700s, Wasabi cultivation has been a local industry at the foot of Mount Amagi of Izu Peninsula, and accounts for 78% of the total amount of Wasabi produced nationwide.
Kameya has the rare distinction & honor of being designated by the UNITED NATIONS as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems site.
The Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) are agroecosystems inhabited by communities that live in an intricate relationship with their territory.
Sustainability & Tradition
GIAHS such as Kameya's are evolving sites and resilient systems characterized by remarkable agrobiodiversity, traditional knowledge, invaluable cultures and landscapes, sustainably managed by farmers, herders, fisherfolk, and forest people in ways that contribute to their livelihoods and food security.