A large farm area in Japan

The green, vast land of Ogata-mura

The southern pumping station
The southern pumping station

Ogata-mura was established to develop large-scale agriculture with techniques of modern agricultural management. The site was developed on the reclaimed land of Hachirogata to build a new farming village as a model of the community.
Ogata-mura is below sea level. The water level is regulated by the tidal gate, the central drainage channel, and the northern and southern pumping stations. Each of the pumping stations has a capacity of 40 metric tons of water per second.
Today, 540 full-time farmers manage 9,000ha with large machinery. They primarily grow rice, but also beans, wheat, and vegetables.

The reclamation land, Ogata-mura
The reclamation land, Ogata-mura