The Japanese kanji kibou meaning HOPE


Walk the Farm
Harvesting "Hope" for farmers
 suffering from the devastation of natural disasters.
Yuujou DaikoThank you all for your continued support of 
Walk the Farm! Recap of the event to follow!

Thank you to our Sponsors!!

Farm Sponsors

Southwest Site Services
Gregg Maedo & Associates
Union Bank
Gary and Kari Itano & Family
Colors Inc Screenprinting
Buffalo Wild Wings
Yasukochi Farms
The Kato Family
Aiden, Tyler & Ethan Tanaka, Madeleine & Olivia Castro and Emiko Tanaka
Suburban Optimist Club
3I cleanstroke
The Mitsuo Kawaguchi Family
VFW Post 3670 Youth Group
In Honor of Ishibashi Farmers
Rotary Club of Irvine
Irvine Rotary Foundation, Inc
In memory of Mike, Mitzi, and Dean Suruki
J. Kuwahara Family
Sansei Legacy
So-Phis
AAPIP (Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy) & Changing the Community
James Real Estate & Ironmen Basketball
Klinsmann Family

Strawberry Sponsor

ARC Reprographics
Steven and Carolyn Watanabe
The Chu Crew - Chris, Holly, Kaitlyn and Kara Chu
Himawari Land, Montessori International Academy, Nobuko Christoph, Shakastics, Tampopo Club.
Orange County Land Management
The Richardson Family
Anonymous
The Hamamoto Families: Wayne & Rolene/Eric, Marsha, & Jordan
LONG BEACH JUDO DOJO
Dr. Rodger and Dr. Russell Uchizono
Ito Family
SAITO FAMILY - Tom, Lynne, Stephanie, & Logan
Kanagawa Association Of Socal
Uyematsu Family
Little Tokyo Service Center
Dennis and Schwab, Inc.
JACom Credit Union
Calvin and Lynn Chang
Southeast Japanese School and Norwalk Community Center
Watanabe Family
Naritoku Charitable Foundation
Hara Family, Terry, Gayle, Mark & Kimberly
Carelife Home Care
Maeda/Joe Family
Keith, Janet, Kyle, Kera and Simon Kimura
In Loving Memory of Gary Sadakane
George & Charlotte Higa
Brian A. Thompson
Cazares,Endow,Kouchi,Niino,Murota Families
Garrett Suemori
The J. Morey Company
The Carl Family
Kings Hawaiian
Hawaiian Sweet Islands-Rick & Sallie Kane

Crop Sponsor

Yonsei Basketball Association
Red Shell Foods
Polito Farms
Nobuko Christoph, Muneo Chiba, Tampopo Club, Himawari Land, Montessori International Academy
LG Construction
Larry, Yvonne & Daniel Namekata
Wakasa Family
IDA FAMILY
Ted E. Tayenaka, D.D.S.
EDWARD & GAIL IWASHITA
Glenn M. Nakatani, A Prof. Law Corp.
Joe & Dianne K;ujubu Belli
Patti's Preschool, Inc.
Jim & Patsy Matsushita Family
Moshi and Greg
Elaine & Danny Ganiko
Yuujou Daiko
Anne and Midori iyeda
great grandchildren Brooklyn & Peyton Terayama, and Devin Ishihara
Yamanishi-Hsieh Family
Dorothy Matsuoka
Nakase Family
Paul & Shirley Takeyama
Sugamura Family
Jimmy & Diane
Gilbert and Penny Nishimura, Colbie, Chad and Melissa Maekawa
Quincy Wang and Family
AHTKY Insurance Agency
Alan and Sandi Kosaka
Hong Kong Bakery & Deli
Sakurao Family
RonYama & LilNish
Carlblom family
Kevin, Teri, Landen, and Kaelyn Kawaguchi
Gary and Frances Okura
Murata Familly
Mateo Kibou and Alyssa Mayumi Sue
Dave, Vickie, Bryan and Blake Tanabe
Mak and Carolyn Okuno
Alvin and Karole Hagino and Family
Donna & Sam Hashizu
Coldwell Banker Spectrum - Gary & Cathie Tani
In Memory of Farmer Henry Yoshimura
PACIFIC COAST RESOURCES CORPORATION
Dennis and Joyce Yamamoto
The Yokoyama Family
Eileen Aiko Matsumoto
Hitochi and Charlene Morimoto
Lisa Nakagawa DDS
Miyo Hongo and Family
Mark, Janet, Allyson, and Lynn Morishita
Haley, Rylie, & Sadie Hosokawa
Koichi & Pat Hosokawa
Craig and Karen Uchizono
Robbie & Dee Otsu
Karen & Eddie Takata Family
Glen & Carol Kazahaya
Dean & Annette Ozawa
David & Cathy Uyemura
Kurtis S Kanemaru, DMD, Inc
David, Ann & John Sadakane
Steve, Jennifer, Madison, and Derek Osako
Sher Murata
Mel & Karen Makabe
In Memory of Jimmy & Mary Ota, farmer & nursery owner in '40s-'60s in Huntinton Beach
Centenary United Methodist Church
magarro farms
Tanaka Riley Architects
Howard S. Kunihiro DDS
Yamaha Music Centers
Lance, Nami, Dustin & Ipo Aoyagi
Stan & Sharon Uchizono
Edward and Julie Thomen
David Cuddy & Eric Marcin-Cuddy
Ben Margie Laura Higashi
Jon, Jodi, and Nick Hisamoto
Orange Coast Junior Optimist Club
J, J, K, & K Cheng
Takata Family: Eddie, Karen, Matthew, Torrie, Oliver, Mark and Caitlin
Butsumyo Family
Garrett & Cindy Kawano
Dennis Yonetani & Pam Yamane, Kakimono LLC (Grant Writing)
Ron and Jeannie Oshima
Jeff, Linda, Joey and Daniel Niizawa
Walter Y. Morita
Sadakane Family
Ron Mano - TRANSMISSION MASTERS
Goldenfire Ministries & The Masai Family
Kim, Julia, Lauren, Kirsten & Kevin Wong
Tomohei & Sami Mikawa Farms, Venice & Huntington Beach, Ca
Sakura Intermediate Care Facility - Beverly Ito
Norwalk Youth Sports (NYS)
Kyle, Amy and Jake Imaoka
Joyce Tanimoto & Family
Don Skrede & Family
Al and Norma Yamamoto
RM Landscape Co
Phyllis Uyemura
Mitch & Donna Okuda
FV Hula
OCBC Sangha Teens
OCBC Jr. YBA

Friend of the Farmer

Shadows for Peace/Richard Fukuhara
Deborah Butler, Lakewood Ca
Paula Kadowaki
Lindsey and Joshy Kobayashi
Al and Kay Kusano
Ron & Debby Ozawa and Family
In memory of Dick Fujitani
Susan Maki
Renee Kimoto
Steven & JoAnne Okamura
Louise Rudolph
In Memory of Mark Ando
Neddie & Mike Bokosky
Those Hawaiians
Harry Yamada
Jon Jinkawa
Mark & Patsy Duncan
Kenji and Yukie Hatsushi
Brandon, Nancy and Micah Rogers
Craig & Judy Ida
Nagamatsu-Ishibashi Family
Sakatani Family
Mae Nikaido
South Park
Fortune West Properties
Tsutomu & Yuko Ganiko
Joyce Okazaki
Valerie Matsumoto
Kkmui@aol.com
Anonymous
Raizo Fan
Beach Blvd Pet Hospital
Carol Kitagawa
Glen & Miki Hartung
Terri Kato
In memory of Toyomi L. Harrington
Cathy Fujimoto
In Memory of Alyce Kurihara
John Kambe
Remax Realty Centre
The Higashi Family
Roy, Lillian & Lianne Sasaki
Lynn Isomoto
Carelife Home Care
Aihara & Associates Insurance Services, Inc.
Kenny, Kathy, Christine & Ryan Ganiko
Susan Chen
The Iida Family
The Kubo Family
SVJT Hamasaki Family
Irvine Village Flowers
Shirley Asao
Madison and Colette Noguchi
Dominic Etcheberria & Family
Julie & Harry Lee
Avery and Emmitt Masuda
Takaye & Norito Takamoto
Sheera
Grace Nakada
Tsutomu & Yuko Ganiko

Friend of the Farm

Tomo & Taka Ishiwata
Ellen Miller
Kelvin Kitaoka
Chanoma House
Patricia A Nicholson
laura litherland
Niizawa-Morris Family
David Butsumyo
Leadership Inspirations
Carol & Jon Kobashigawa
Charles & Leslie Collard
Sugihara-Talor Family
Ina Hikido
Tom & Grace Izuhara
ANHS Psychology community service project
ANHS Psychology community service project
Bayley Bach
May the force be with you
Geoff Chow
Kei-Ai Los Angeles Healthcare Center
Richard, Alinda, Riley, Nolin & Analisa Togashi

Thank you to our entertainers
Rodney Kageyama
Taishi Judo Club
Kokoro Taiko
Na Mea Hula
Hikari Taiko
Orange County Friendship Choir
Yuujou Daiko's South Bay Taiko Class
Yuujou Daiko
University Montessori CHildren's Choir
Elemental Funk



THE WINNING NUMBERS FOR 
$1 RAFFLE DRAWING
NOTE: The numbers listed need to be picked up at the Farm by Saturday, July 1st, 2016. All prizes not picked up by July 1st will be donated to the local food bank. If you have any questions, please email me at hirokon0616@hotmail.com. Walk The Farm representative will be calling you within the next few days. 
ZOJIRUSHI 10 C RICE COOKER
771398
​ZOJIRUSHI 5 C RICE COOKER
771669

ZOJIRUSHI STAINLESS MUG
771197

CREAM PAN BAKERY GIFTCARD 
771105
$25.00 EACH (4 GIFTCARDS)
771129
771155
771624
TAIKO RESTAURANT GIFT CERTIFICATE771164
$50.00 (1 GIFT CERTIFICATE)

KULA REVOLVING SUSHI GIFTCARD
771043
$20.00 EACH (5 GIFTCARDS)
771120
771227
771043
771676
TANAKA FARMS TOUR 
EACH PASS FOR PARTY OF 4 (2 PASSES)
771352
771354

BOSE SOUNDLINK COLOR
771097

RAMUNE JAPANESE SOFT DRINK
771717
MINAMOTO KITCHOUAN  3 VARIETY SENBEI BAGS (8 BAGS)
771107
771117
771217
771258
771516
771576
771642
772320
ASAHI BEER 24 CANS (7 CASES)
771186
771695
771720
771764
771880
771882
772243
WISMETTAC SUKOYAKA BROWN RICE
(12 BAGS)
771083
771187
771250
771253
771255
771375
771508
771552
771563
771635
771644
772256
WISMETTAC  HITOMEBORE WHITE RICE
(5 BAGS)
771490
771501
771574
771704
771705


On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake rocked Japan known as the Great East Japan earthquake. The undersea megathrust created a tsunami with 30 ft. waves that destroyed the Tohoku coastline, took the lives of almost 16,000 people, injured 6,000, left 2,500 missing and displaced 340,000. It also initiated the meltdown and release of radioactive material from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant leading to the evacuation of 100,000+ residents .

​Like others across the world, Farmer Tanaka watched the images of the earthquake/tsunami devastate Japan on television. One of the first images that he saw was that of farmland being engulfed with debris. Immediately his thought of providing aid to those farmers raced through his mind. Three months later, the Orange Coast Optimist Club and Tanaka Farms sponsored the first annual "Walk the Farm" fundraiser, a one and one half mile walk around Tanaka Farms sampling fresh fruits and vegetables on the way to food, deserts and entertainment.

The inaugural event was met with warmth and enthusiasm as 1,700 walkers and 350 volunteers rallied to show their support and send the message of "kibou" to the farmers in Japan. The event has grown to 2,500 walkers and 650 volunteers and now also send support to local farmers that suffer from the effects of natural disasters.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ​WALK THE FARM 2016
​Help us send the message of "Kibou" (Hope) 
to the farmers in Japan

Saturday  
June 18th, 2016
9 am to 1 pm

Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612

Early bird $25 before May 31
Register as a WALKER - $30
Early bird $25 before May 31

Dog Walk 12pm check in - $5

Be a FARM SPONSOR - $1000

Be a STRAWBERRY SPONSOR - $500

Be a CROP SPONSOR - $200

Be a FRIEND OF THE FARMER - $100

Be a FRIEND OF THE FARM - $50

Order tee-shirts picked up at the event - $15

Order tee-shirts to be mailed to you - $20

Please carpool, parking is limited!