The Harvest Approaches Posted on September 12, 2011 by edmkoz Reply Sugeno relaxes in the grass beside his radish field, Geiger counter in hand. Junko and Sugeno finish planting radishes in his mountaintop field in Nihonmatsu. Guests at Sugeno's farm enjoy flowers transplanted from the evacuation zone. Asami looks out on his rice field in the mountains of Kitakata. Asami shows Junko his favorite vantage point. Asami and his intern Ota in the chicken coop. Watanabe's fruit is showing undetectable radiation levels despite surrounding contamination in Fukushima City. Masanori Yoshida looks out on his ancestral land, foreseeing big changes ahead. Yumi and Masanori Yoshida care for their vegetable garden. Yumi Yoshida displays her sweet potatoes. Junko digs up a choice bunch of sweet potatoes. The Yoshidas have been eating a lot of sweet potatoes. Sales of the bumper crop have been slow.