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 osaka | Final Straw – Food | Earth | Happiness

2018 Year in Review

Posted January 26, 2019

People form seventeen countries came through the doors of our new art and ecology center this year, and that’s not all…

Spring 2018 Updates from Final Straw

Posted May 1, 2018

From building a “pocket farm” and an eco art lab in Japan, to film screenings in Turkey, and books in Korea, there’s much to report …

Our “World’s Slowest Restaurant” Serves Dinner… Finally

Posted July 30, 2015

After a truly amazing six week project, we serve the dinner that the customers ordered weeks ago…

Making Postcards with Flowers and Leaves

Posted July 15, 2015

From an early age, Suhee enjoyed collecting leaves and flowers. It was just a small hobby she kept for herself until a few years ago…

Painting with Soil and Plants

Some of the final pieces made during the workshop with plant and soil material.

Posted June 30, 2015

In each square foot of soil, there are billions of individual living beings. We asked them to lend us their color…

“Slowest Restaurant in the World” Opens in Osaka

Posted June 24, 2015

Few have close enough connection to anything that we see it made from scratch… we’re re-igniting that connection

REAL-time-FOOD Project Begins in Osaka, Japan!

Posted June 12, 2015

Have you ever been upset at the slow service of a restaurant? Just wait until you visit the restaurant that Final Straw is opening in Japan…

Week in Western Japan

Posted May 15, 2012

This week we filmed in Osaka, Nara, and Fukuoka, and each day was full of fresh local food. In Nara, our amazing Japanese interpreter and I spent an extended weekend withYoshikazu Kawaguchi, a natural farmer who runs a free monthly farming class, including free practice farming plots for students; about 300 students were in attendance […]