"The foothills of the Yatsugatake are blessed with fresh spring water and Japan's longest daylight hours. This environment, abundant with nature, allows us humans to live a peaceful and fulfilling life. Spring brings brightness with tree leaves in all shades of green and an array of colorful little birds. Young farmhands are tending to dairy cows on one of many ranch roads you many come upon in the area. When you look up to the heavens in the summer, the ultramarine skies are filled with sparkling stars. Fall is the season of harvest, which brings the season of festivities. In the winter, people seek warmth by wood fires while the outside turns to a silvery world of snow, dotted with the footprints of wild animals.
In the foothills of the Yatsugatake, you will find four distinct seasons that each bring their own amazing beauty, a bounty of rich local food sources, and people who are making an effort to live in harmony with nature.
Eight Market was bourne from the hands of local farmers, artisans and food industry professionals, all focused on 'kodawari'"