WABARA from Rose Farm Cage, a rose farm in Moriyama City, Shiga Prefecture


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From Shiga to the world. The world of WABARA


11. The scenery of the “circle of life” where you are born beautiful and remain beautiful until the end of your life.

WABARA is a rose that has a gentle expression and supple strength, which is not found in the gorgeous roses produced in Europe and America. In 12 episodes, we will introduce the charm of WABARA, which is grown with care at Rose Farm Cage, a rose farm in Moriyama City, Shiga Prefecture, and Rose Farm Cage's efforts to coexist with nature.

WABARA piled up in a corner of the field WABARA piled up in a corner of the field

Composted WABARA is piled up in one corner of the field. Born beautiful, ends beautiful. The time for flowers to bloom (cut flowers), the time for them to grow (for gardening seedlings), and the time to enjoy the lingering aftertaste of flowers (dried flowers, processed products such as rose water, etc.), all activities have value, and WABARA is the way to express this. That's it.

Unlike cut roses, which appear straight and without any flaws, like flowers that bloom in the wild, they have gently curved stems and soft colors, and their prettiness and supple strength evoke a deep sense of charm. WABARA will give you. One of the reasons it has become so popular around the world is that it has a strong vitality hidden within its gentle demeanor. We started exporting overseas in 2014, and currently shipments have started from the United States, United Kingdom, Kenya, and Colombia to various parts of the world. In 2018, it was planted in the Sericourt gardens in France. The charm of WABARA is spreading not only in Japan but all over the world. Keiji and Kenichi's dream is now steadily coming true.


I saw some roses being composted in a corner of the field. The color of the flowers has faded, and the leaves and stems are no longer fresh and moist. Roses are born beautifully and end beautifully. Keiji's philosophy is to create ``living roses'' by taking responsibility for nurturing the life of the rose and sending it out. Their dreams are entrusted to WABARA and are sent out into the world, but the roses blooming on the shores of Lake Biwa, which the two of them painstakingly work on, circle their lives as they embrace their dreams. They are born and end up as part of the ecosystem. I wish I could convey this aesthetic to the world.


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rose farm cage


Photography ©︎ Rose Farm KEIJI


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