About Bell Gardia KUJIRAYAMA

Hand-built countryside which is not on a map and where comforting people’s soul/heart and growing people’s beautiful mind.

We started Bell Gardia KUJIRAYAMA with our thought that we would build authentic countryside for our/your grandchildren, who are not born yet but will be born in the future, and would like them to experience a lot of things through Bell Gardia KUJIRAYAMA. Here is an open garden and has been familiar with people with deep grief as a place of comforting them for more than 10 years since its foundation.

Namiita coast was one of damaged areas hit by tsunami caused by Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. A lot of people died as a result of this disastrous tsunami but some survived. We think that nature let us live and this thought brought us to think we are living to support someone ells. We would like Bell Gardia Kujira-yama to be a place where supporting people who need it.

We have provided places for supporting those who have deep grief such as “The Phone of the Wind” for mental care of them, “The library of the woods” for growing children’s sensibility, and also we are supporting people with disable to be independence.

While we are expanding our activities for widely supporting people, we are improving and maintaining Kujira-yama’s environment as a garden designer.

Garden with wide variety of flowers and plants, the library of woods, the masonry stage, the forest of Kikki and tree house, all of them are our hand-built works. The garden is run and maintained by Mr. and Mrs. Sasaki just two of us.

We would like “Bell Gardia KUJIRAYAMA, an uncharted handmade countryside ” to keep being the place where comforting people with deep grief, providing those people a trigger to go back to normal life normal every day, and where people get together and communicate each other, growing sensibility and beautiful mind of the children who will built our future.

Outline of our facility
NameBell Gardia KUJIRAYAMA
FoundationSeptember, 2000
RepresentativeItaru Sasaki
(Garden Designer, Gardener, Tree Doctor)
Address9-36-9 Namiita, Ohtsuchi-cho, Kamihei-gun, Iwate 028-1101 Japan
Opening hour10:00 to 16:00 (Closed on Mondays)
Outline of our activities1. Improving and maintaining Kujira-yama’s environment
2. Operation and maintenance for following facilities
・Library of the woods
・The Phone of the Wind
・The garden fronting onto the sea
・Garden Café “Ever Green”
・Jomon Stage
・The forest of Kikki and tree house
・Metal Workshop
3. Planning and organizing events held in Bell Gardia KUJIRAYAMA