海邊的農夫 Torik Farmer
Niyaro' no Torik
In between the Pacific and Coastal Mountain range there lies a village called ’Torik’. Torik like other villages in Cheng gong and along the east coast are home to the Amis tribe. The Amis is matriarchal tribe which has a unique culture and rich history on here on the east coast . In the native Amis language the word Torik means to weave or fix things in place.
Satoyama socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS)
Since ancient times the ‘Amis people here have nurtured a unique way of life and the cultural wisdom due to the geographical and natural environment. From the mountains to the ocean it’s the place that we have adapted and learned to coexist with nature.
In these years, Torik is taking the Satoyama initiative as a model effort to combine the ‘Ａmis culture and knowledge to promote Eco-Friendly Farming, Eco-tourism, Oceanic Adventure and also actively protecting these natural resources.
( The name "Satoyama" comes from a Japanese term for landscapes that include both human production activities, such as agriculture, forestry and Animal husbandry, and natural habitats, where human influence is an essential aspect of the local ecosystem. The Satoyama Initiative is based on the principle that such landscapes, when properly managed, can benefit both biodiversity and human livelihoods, rather than these being in a state of opposition, thus leading to "society in harmony with nature".
It is important to note that the "satoyama" landscape per se is limited to a model landscape found in Japan, while landscapes with similar features are found in countries around the world. To avoid referring to landscapes around the world by an inappropriate Japanese term, documentation used in the context of the Satoyama Initiative uses the term "socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS)" to refer to all such landscapes, including Japanese satoyama.)
Torik Farmer‧Eco-Friendly Farming initiative
The land here is fertile and full of life. When the ancestors of the Torik people came here first , they thought of this land was a gift from the heavens.
The Eco Friendly Farming region in Torik is gradually grown over the past years. The main crops are rice, lemon, various fruits, vegetables and beekeeping. People here expect that the agricultural activities will no longer be a burden on the environment, ultimately letting agriculture and the natural ecology coexist in harmony.
This kitchen uses only the local Eco-Friendly crops and we gather ‘MOMs’, the best chef in the village. The locals collect and cultivate in mountains and the ocean, infusing ‘Amis traditional cuisines with the modern cooking methods to create unique mouth watering cuisine. All of the ingredients are locally sourced . Hand picked vegetables from the gardens and mountains, prey caught by the hunters, fresh fish caught from the Pacific Ocean . Fresh seaweed, shrimps and shellfish harvest from the coast line. Selected with great care natures finest is waiting for you to taste!
Marine Culture．Marine Sports
Like most the ‘Amis tribes on the east coast, Torik has rich marine culture. The daily life of ‘Amis people cannot be separated from the ocean. The ocean is a place to get protein , a place for ceremonies, and it’s also a place for children to play. It is a place for ‘Amis people to live.
Every beach, sea area and even the reefs, the rocks in the ocean around the village have their own names.The names carry the stories and knowledge of each place, and continue to be past down to coming generations.
Now, there’s a group of young Torik people who love the ocean are who are applying traditional knowledge to surfing, S.U.P, and other water sports . Immerse yourself in the ocean and see the 'Amis people’s unique view of the ocean.