[Every Monday night at 22 PM] the TV show ” Setouchi Biyori ” on the Fuji Television series of OHK (Okayama pref. and Kagawa pref.). Yu Sakaguchi is program navigator. Today, April 16th (Mon) is also scheduled to appear on a live broadcast from around 16 pm. Please look at it if you like.
Ogijima library was established at Ogi island. The old house was drastically renovated by young islanders, and newly opened. 120 people participated in volunteer work for construction. The island’s library holds 3500 books.
Kamomeya Inc. (CEO: Masato Ono; Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan) will launch a proof of concept of the next-generation “island-model” hybrid unmanned logistics platform “Kazamidori” in Spring 2017. The platform combines “land,” “air” and “sea” unmanned logistics vehicles, which can accommodate the narrow lands found in Japan and other countries.
Kamomeya will also commence a proof of concept of its telemedicine platform “KamomeMedical.” This system’s aim is to provide remote medical care and regular distribution of medicine for patients living on remote islands. This is the first project of its kind in Japan, which is targeted at resolving the problems of shopping and medical care that have arisen from the low birth rate and aging population of Japan, together with its fading logistics networks in the underpopulated areas.
From April 2017, the area of these experiments will be expanded to include other islands of the Seto-Inland Sea.
Outline of POC: Spring 2017
The proof of concept of unmanned logistics will be carried out on islands near Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. It will use an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and an unmanned marine vehicle (UMV) between the mainland and the ports of the islands, and an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) between the ports and the customers’ homes. Integrated Cargo and Unmanned Machines Traffic Management System “Kazamidori” (Integrated UTM) developed by Kamomeya will be used for logistics management.
KamomeAir project is demonstration experiment of air transportation by small-scale helicopter between Ogi island and Takamatsu city, Kagawa pref., Seto Inkand Sea, Japan. The project is the world’s first project to connect isolate island and city by .
2yeats after that, some familly voice a strong desire to emigrant to the island and reopen the school. The Takamatsu education committee decide to start again the school on next April. 11 children and 4 familly will emigrant there. 881 signatures to reopen the school gathered in Ogi island.
Although there are so many art work in Setocuhi Art Festival, the Onba Factory‘s art works are the best loved art work by everyone in Ogi island.
A buggy is called “Onba” in Ogi island.
When some events or festival takes place, The Onba play outstandingly to carry some foods or tools.
Onba Factory is the team who make, paint and repair for island’s residents. I have never seen such a loved art works which become essential for local people and incorporate into daily life. I took some photograhs of Onba’s brave figure.
Ogijima is famous for its role in the movie “Yorokobi mo kanashimi mo ikutoshitsuki (happiness and sadness for many years)”about a lighthouse keeper and his family who lived on the island. Recently, there is a campaign to make Ogijima famous for narcissus. Thousands of narcissus bulbs, which bloom from January to February, have been planted every year along the recreational trail.