（©南三陸がんばる名場面フォトプロジェクト Photo by浅田 政志）
Women engaged in agriculture in the Iriya district set up a club named the Beans Club. Starting with the cultivation of soybeans in fallow rice fields, their activities have extended to making natto (fermented soybeans), tofu (bean curd), and kinako (roasted soybean flour). Ms. Teiko Sato has long years of experience, knowledge and skills for making traditional soybean foods. Although she is the oldest of the members at Teiko years of age, she is as vibrant and energetic as any of the other members. The other members of the club are always eager to acquire Ms. Teiko’s knowledge and skills. Teamwork is extremely important in the club. Teamwork is extremely important in the club. They often get together to go to an onsen (hot spring）.
Women pictured from the right are Ms. Toshiko Sato, Ms. Hiromi Abe, Ms. Emiko Abe, Ms. Noriko Saijo, Ms. Hisako Abe and .Ms. Teiko Sato.