The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Caring for Tenjinzaki Foundation

Promoting nature conservation and environmental education at Tenjinzaki

Activity grant

Project Description

The Caring for Tenjinzaki Foundation has been carrying out national trust activities by acquiring coastal forests around Tenjinzaki cape, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, for 41 years. It's foundation activities ensure that the forests and rocky shores of Tenjinzaki are kept in good condition, with the hope that many people will be able to enjoy the nature in these areas. In order to acheive this, the Foundation conserves and restores the natural environment, carries out nature tours to promote environmental education, and works to spread ideals about the importance of nature.

Ecosystems and the Symbiotic Society
Grant year
FY2014 Activity Grants
Grant term
1 years
October 2014 - September 2015
Grant amount
950,000 yen
Activity region
Tenjinzaki, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
An information board for visitors to Tenjinzaki (This photo was taken in February 2015, but the board was renewed in March)

Overview of the Organization

Takeo Hatsuyama, Representative Director
Takeo Hatsuyama, Representative Director
Establishment purpose
The foundation was established due to the desire to care for nature in the Tenjinzaki foothills and coastal forests in response to plans to build holiday homes.
Main area of activity
Tenjinzaki, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
3 full-time staff members, 1 part-time staff member, 855 full members
Annual operating budget
6.36 million yen in 2012, 7.50 million yen in 2013, 7.60 million yen in 2014
WEB site
Recent activities
  • Collecting donations and purchasing Tenjinzaki's coastal forests
  • Working to maintain acquired forests and the surrounding areas (cleaning activities, etc.)
  • Carrying out nature tours to introduce Tenjinzaki's natural scenery to many people and further communicate the importance of nature.