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 Mukogawa Women's University Kindergarten students picked "Naruo Strawberries" on the roof of the School Education Building.


On May 15, kindergarten students from Mukogawa Women's University picked Naruo strawberries grown by students of the Sakai Seminar (Prof. Tatsuya Sakai) of the Department of Education on the roof of the university Education Building.


 Naruo strawberries are characterized by their rich aroma, sweetness, and tartness, and are now at their peak of harvest.


 Sixty-nine 5-year-old and 4-year-old students from the kindergarten participated in the event. In the "strawberry field" with its sweet and sour aroma, the children listened to the explanation of the student staff on how to pick strawberries, and then they enjoyed picking them.


 After picking the strawberries, they washed them and tasted them. “I got such a big one," said one of the students. “It’s delicious!!", “They are so sweet!“, the children cheered.


 For the past 10 years, the Sakai Seminar has been growing strawberries on the roof of the University Education Center, where the Department of Education is located, as part of their educational exercises and graduation research. With the aim of using Naruo strawberries as a source of educational material that were cultivated in the Naruo area nearby the university is located from the Meiji period to the beginning of the Showa period, In addition to picking strawberries, students visit local elementary schools to give classes on the theme of "Naruo Strawberries" and present seedlings as a part of community cooperation activities. To date, approximately 1,500 Naruo strawberry seedlings have been provided to local schools.


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