Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Neo-futuristic agriculture

Neo-futuristic agriculture, Tokyo, Japan
Now office buildings in the middle of Tokyo are dramatically changing. About 8 percents of all the office buildings in Tokyo surprisingly cultivate rice like this photo, with no sunrays and only artificial light of something of fluorescent lamp.

Since the oil is and will be staying in a state of high price, the government gives financial aids to companies making rice and developing bio-ethanol, using the rice, as an alternative energy.

Oh, just kidding, though it is not April 1:-))

Actually a recruitment agency in Otemachi, one of the biggest office districts, makes rice on the second basement floor to let people feel familiar to the agricultural industry, perhaps as well as to promote its corporate identity.

9 Comments:

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

We use corn and it is already a successful product to replace gasoline. And I hope rice works too. THere is a lot of rice grown all over the world. The problem is that when it becomes a replacement for gasoline then the price of rice for the table goes up as farmers can sell it for gasoline at a higher price.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

 
At 12:46 AM, Blogger Waldo Oiseau said...

Very interesting concept. I enjoyed the story with the photo as explanation.

 
At 3:44 AM, Blogger Z said...

I almost believed your joke! :-)

But, rice indoors sounds like a joke anyway! What's done on the roofs?

 
At 11:35 AM, Blogger Wendy said...

Who'd of ever thought that inside that building was a rice field. Interesting.

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Interesting promotion, but how efficient for energy use wise is questionable.

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger Coltrane_lives said...

I like the photo...you had me biting that "joke" for a moment! Nice one Macky! :O) PS: I'm waiting for the arrival of 27 Japanese students and their teachers on Monday. They will be hear in the Midwest for 2 weeks. It'll be fun, though I hope it cools down.

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger Coltrane_lives said...

oops! ...will be "here" (sp)

 
At 5:02 PM, Anonymous raquel said...

Oh Macky!!! You are always kidding us!!! =O))

But it is an interesting concept in any case to produce energy. Probably it will be better the soy.

Also, it´s funny to see a rice´s plantation in a building, and so weird in our vision. Japanese people always surprise us!!! =O))

Raquel

 
At 9:35 PM, Blogger macky said...

Thanks for the comment:-)

As is not joking, some of sugarcane planted in Okinawa island in Japan is used for bioethanol and some cars in Okinawa run on bioethanol.

 

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