Creating a Guidebook Focusing on Vegetarian Restaurants in Kansai! (Written in Traditional Chinese)

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The number of vegetarians in the world is said to be about 300-400 million people, with this number growing each year!
As well as this, the number of visitors to Japan is growing as well, leading to about 5% of visitors to Japan being vegetarian!

In order to help accommodate these visitors, I want to set out and find restaurants that are able to accept these different dietary requirements!
By doing this and collecting my findings, I want to create a guidebook for vegetarians!

As the amount of vegetarians coming from Taiwan are increasing dramatically, this time this guidebook is aimed at these visitors!

Hiroto Yamazaki
Hiroto Yamazaki

2019.4.5

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The number of vegetarians in the world is said to be about 300-400 million people, with this number growing each year!
As well as this, the number of visitors to Japan is growing as well, leading to about 5% of visitors to Japan being vegetarian!

In order to help accommodate these visitors, I want to set out and find restaurants that are able to accept these different dietary requirements!
By doing this and collecting my findings, I want to create a guidebook for vegetarians!

As the amount of vegetarians coming from Taiwan are increasing dramatically, this time this guidebook is aimed at these visitors!

Hiroto Yamazaki
Hiroto Yamazaki

2019.4.5

Hi I'm Hiroto, and my job is helping find Vegetarian places for Taiwanese people both in Japan and in Taiwan.
My job currently involves:
・Dealing with Vegetarian Media
・Consulting with various restaurants about their vegetarian menu.
・Helping spread Vegetarian information


The reason I am making this crowdfunding project is to raise money for a guidebook written in Traditional Chinese about 「Vegetarian Restaurants in the Kansai Area」
I want to before starting on the in depth parts of the guidebook, talk about why I'm doing this project and why it's important to me.


「I want to make fans of Japan」- This is my life goal.
This aim of mine goes all the way back to when I was a student studying abroad.
While in countries like Thailand and China, living there I was able to both see the charms that Japan had but also realise that these charms, these appeal points of Japan aren't reaching far enough.
From then, I looked to create and build a sightseeing group that looked to be volunteer guides for visiting foreigners!



During that period one of the biggest difficulties that I faced is the focus of these project, helping vegetarians.

After spending the time and money to get to Japan, only to not be able to find a restaurant they could eat at,
it pained me to see them eating cup ramen and riceballs that they could have found in their own country.

And at the same time it was embarrassing.
Japan is hosting the 2020 Olympics, they're putting their efforts into the ideas of [Hospitality]... Right?
I felt exasperated at the idea of visitors coming and having to go through what I saw.

I thought to myself, "This isn't right. Things must change".

From that point, I put effort into both:
Helping restaurants in the forms of seminars and consulting, helping them to understand what they can do to change.
Increasing the amount of knowledge out there about Vegetarian menus and restaurants, so that when people come they know where to go!

In Autumn 2017、when i visited Kaohsiung for the first time, I was able to have a fateful meeting with the vegetarian community there!

Connecting over SNS I was able to meet up and they took me to eat with them everyday!
The meeting with that community was like something out of a dream!

With this I decided to take a look into the figures and found out that [13% of the population in Taiwan are Vegetarians]. Imagine my surprise!

A quick maths calculation and I figured with over 5,000,000 people coming to visit from Taiwan each year, that at least 600,000 people are vegetarian!

Then it hit me.「If all these vegetarians are coming to Japan, what are they doing? Are they also having hardships while being here?」

I decided that I need to do something and started a Facebook group looking to put out Vegetarian information in Chinese.
https://www.facebook.com/JapanVegeReataurant/



My predictions were true, and the page reached 10,000 followers in half a year.

With more followers came advice such as "we want the information to be more structured", or "we want it to be more organised in one place".

While the posts I make are regular, they are quite disjointed.

Then I thought what could I do and it popped into my mind

「A GUIDEBOOK!!」

So one year ago or so, I launched a crowdfunding attempt to create a guidebook for the Tokyo area!
I realised that while crowdfunding allows us to reach over borders, it isn't decidedly easy!

The number one thing that kept me going was the people that follow me and my story.

・The people that backed my project
・The people that helped when it came to restaurant shoots
・The translators that translated the book to Traditional Chinese
・The people that helped with taking pictures

The end result of all these people following me and pushing me forward was the success of the project and the first publication of the guidebook in December 2018

I'm so grateful for all the people that helped to make the first project a success

In regards to what's happened since the release, it's been featured on Taiwanese TV, as well as received high reviews from many different bookstores! And it wouldn't have been possible without all the backers and followers!

With this success, there has been a growing call for a Kansai Version to be released!

Not wanting to disappoint, I created this project to answer the call!


①Osaka・Kyoto・Nara・Kobe! Introducing you to various Vegetarian restaurants!

②Lining up restaurants that also feature near popular tourist spots!!

③Easy to understand grading system of the featured restaurants! (Example)純素 / 五葷素 / 蛋奶素 / 非素



④Easy to eat at places, even if you don't speak Japanese! We'll start a way to communicate with the staff! May〜:Start of on location shooting
June〜:Translation
July-October: Editing
November:Publication!(Planned)
*This is just a planned schedule. As such things may not go to plan and might take longer to release.
This time due to the guidebook being focused in Kansai, transport and other fees are a lot higher than my previous campaign. As well as this due to being in Kansai, accommodation as well as additional writers are necessary.
With the money raised I plan to create a plan that allows us to get all the writing done for a lot less time which will lower other costs!!


Additional Writers fee:¥375,000
Transport Costs for 4 people:¥100,000
Accommodation Costs for 4 people:¥100,000
Translation Costs:¥200,000
Crowdfunding Costs:¥225,000
                      Total ¥1,000,000 1000 Yen Plan
・Name in the guidebook
・Thanks Mail
 
5000 Yen Plan
・Name in the guidebook
・Handwritten Thanks Mail

10000 Yen Plan(Limited to 20 people)
・Name in the guidebook
・Special PDF version of the Guidebook filled with snippets and unpublished hints and info!
・Handwritten Thanks Mail
・Finished Guidebook(Limited to those living in Taiwan)

30000 Yen Plan(Limited to 10 people)
・Name in the Guidebook
・Special PDF Version of the Guidebook filled with snippets and unpublished hints and info!
・Handwritten Thanks Mail
・Finished Guidebook(Limited to those living in Taiwan)
・Invitation to the Guidebook Anniversary Party in Taiwan Planned for 2019 November(Dates to be confirmed)!
*For those that can't participate on the day, we'll provide you with vegetarian souvenirs from Japan!







※I plan to send reports on the progress monthly! Included in this might also be stories from my time finding restaurants!

※The completed book will be sent from Taiwan, therefore this guidebook can only be sent from Taiwan at this stage. Please be careful when it comes to backing the project!
As well as Facebook, I'm also slowly starting up my Youtube and Instagram channels. By doing so, I can reach out to my community even more and help with the promotion of Vegetarian lifestyle in Japan! Click the pictures to jump to the individual profiles or search the following:
Youtube: Shanqi TV
Instagram: japanese_vege_restaurant


When it comes to travelling abroad food is a massive part of being satisfied with your trip.

I feel that in order for visitors that are coming to Japan and have certain dietary requirements, this book is fundamental in making their stay as great as possible.

This isn't just a book for the readers, but for those that wish to bring in visitors of all walks of life and that want to make their time here amazingly enjoyable. We hope that this starts a trend of creating books that focus on these other alternative dietary lifestyles and helps Japan catch up to accommodating them!
Please back this project and support us!

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  1. NAKAMURA

    必ず成功させましょう!!!!!!
    応援しています!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      ありがとうございます!!!!

      Reply
  2. 宛真

    謝謝你們的用心

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      不會~是我應該做的事!

      Reply
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    Claire Chen

    輸入gmail和hotmail 都被顯示是有問題的郵箱,請改善

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      正在改善中😢

      Reply
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    Kaiji Wada

    山崎老師、加油!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      謝謝你😄

      Reply
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    Veronica Tseng

    最喜歡京都,希望能介紹很多京都素食餐廳,加油~謝謝你!!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      好的👌京都的多一點介紹一下喔!

      Reply
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    鄭妤媛

    上次沒能參與你的東京素食餐廳書募集,這次關西的我一定要參與!加油喔!👍🏻

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      太感謝你的幫助!我會繼續加油喔💪

      Reply
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    楊志堅

    山崎,加油

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      ありがとうございます!!感謝您的支持!

      Reply
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    王詠翔

    謝謝你,請加油💪🏼

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      王桑 也非常感謝您的贊助!

      Reply
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    Hiroshi Sun

    新作品を楽しんで待ってます 頑張ってください~👍

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroshi桑~~ いつも支えて頂き、本当にありがとうございます😊台中行ったら真っ先にご挨拶伺います!!

      Reply
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    林育緯

    Thank you very much.

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      Thank you very much for your support as well!

      Reply
  11. YaLing

    這次去大阪奈良都是看你的頻道和粉專,
    才能找到好吃的素食😍
    所以一定要支持!(微薄之力)
    謝謝你!!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      喔喔喔喔!這樣我太感動了!感謝您的支持!

      Reply
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    Claud Chang

    我自己是葷食者,但媽媽是素食者,素食者的選項很少很可憐,如果能有葷素一起的餐廳,或是讓葷食者也覺得美味的餐廳就太好了

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      收到您的建議!我多多介紹一下葷素餐廳和葷食者覺得美味的素食餐廳🍴

      Reply
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    Shu Ling Lin

    辛苦了,加油!

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    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      好的👌謝謝你的贊助!

      Reply
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    Kotaro Suzuki

    関西がベジタリアンに理解あるまちになることを期待しています!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      鈴木さん、ありがとうございます!!このプロジェクトを通して、関西のベジ理解促進強化に繋がていきたいと思います(^^)

      Reply
  15. @wpeace_hero_525

    ヒロトさん!!
    ほんとにお気持ちだけで申し訳ないですが、、
    応援しております!!!!!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      わたるさん!ご支援本当にありがとうございます!(^^)

      Reply
  16. 邦銘

    去年東京版的贊助來不及參加,這次關西版一定要支持的!希望這個世界每天有更多的新夥伴加入素食人生!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      謝謝您~~!我太感動了😢我們好好努力推廣素食吧!

      Reply
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    Tajima Shintaro

    お久しぶりです!
    いい本ができるよう応援してます!
    加油!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      わー!ご無沙汰しております!!!ご支援、ありがとうございます😊また近々ご飯いきましょー!関西ベジのお話も伺いたいです!

      Reply
  18. @HANAKO_veg

    本が完成したら関西に遊びに行きたいです^ ^
    楽しみにしています!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      ハナコさん!ありがとうございます😊
      カズさん達と関西ベジ旅行しましょう!

      Reply
  19. @FFukamori

    応援しています!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      ふかもりさん😭
      ご支援頂き、ありがとうございます!
      関西のベジ情報責任持って発信します!

      Reply
  20. 威志

    Thanks a lot !

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      Thank you so much!!!

      Reply
  21. 李昀珊

    わ〜いよいよ関西版のベジタリアンレストランを紹介する本が出版決定しました。本当にいいね。頑張て下さいね。応援します!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      いつも支えて頂き、本当にありがとうございます!
      しっかりと任務を全うします!

      Reply
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    Fu Barry

    加油💪

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      謝謝您~~~!如果有什麼建議的話請跟我說一下!
      我會加油!

      Reply
  23. 由佳

    我在日本支持你!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      謝謝您===!下次再去參加veg festival吧!

      Reply
  24. スマベジ

    日本のベジをどんどん盛り上げていきましょう!!
    応援してます~

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      スマベジさん!ご支援頂き、ありがとうございます^^
      日本ベジ、盛り上げていきましょう!

      Reply
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    Yuki Fujii

    ヒロトさん、頑張ってください!!気持ちだけですが、応援させていただきます!!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      おおお!!!嬉しい!関西、盛り上げていこう!

      Reply
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    Yuki Fujii

    頑張ってください!!一緒に関西ベジを盛り上げていきましょう!!
    祭・MINATOから

    Reply
  27. Hsieh

    頑張ってくださーい

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      ありがとうございます!!!^ー^

      Reply
  28. 千頭

    中華圏でのベジ活動がさらに広まりますように。
    応援しています!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      中華圏ベジ、ともに盛り上げていきましょうね!!^^

      Reply
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    Yuka Yamazaki

    さっきの備考欄で少し書いてしまいましたが…笑
    プロジェクトの詳細や動画を全て拝見させていただきましたが、今までのが活動に関しても、今回のプロジェクトに関しても、ただただ凄いの一言です。
    微力ではありますが、山崎のことを応援しています!
    頑張ってください 🙂

    Reply
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      Yuka Yamazaki

      ‘山崎さん‘です。脱字申し訳ないですm(__)m

      Reply
      1. Hiroto Yamazaki

        Hiroto Yamazaki

        山崎w 元気もらいました笑!
        ありがとうございます^^
        YukaさんのYoutubeも拝見しましたよ!
        参考にさせて頂きます!

        Reply
  30. 佐野

    出来上がりを楽しみにしております。

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      佐野さん!ご支援ありがとうございます!^^
      祭大特集させてください!!

      Reply
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    Atsuya Kawaura

    応援してる!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      あつや〜 ありがと!!
      GW楽しみにしてます!

      Reply
  32. 貴子

    目標を達成できますよう、応援しております!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      ご支援ありがとうございます!!!!
      川越にももっと呼べるように盛り上げていきましょう!

      Reply
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    Shrhan Kao

    加油!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      謝謝您的贊助~~!

      Reply
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    Tina Lin

    非常謝謝你辛苦的出版這本書,之前因為吃素一直不敢去日本,怕會造成同行的朋友家人困擾,有了你寫得這本書,相信能在日本吃素也能開心沒有負擔

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    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      希望能夠幫助下次的旅行!^^

      Reply
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    Flora Cu Huang

    謝謝您讓素食更容易更美好!❤️

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      不會~!感謝您的關心和幫助!

      Reply
  36. 建榮

    Hello 山崎-san, 我是Michael-san, 非常感謝您讓我們有再去日本的動力! 我們希望用我們素食餐廳的名字來做捐款:”樂農匯多肉植物.家庭蔬食Cafe”希望用這個名字作為贊助商不知道可行嗎? 希望我們餐廳可以跟您一樣成功,謝謝,加油!

    Reply
    1. Hiroto Yamazaki

      Hiroto Yamazaki

      可以可以!謝謝您的幫助!^^
      希望下次去桃園能見到您!

      Reply

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Hiroto Yamazaki
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Hiroto Yamazaki。25 Years Old, Born in Tokyo。 After starting a sight seeing travel group while a student, he started to feel the lack of support for vegetarians in Japan. In order to help with this problem he started to look towards things such as helping with the promotion of information through guidebooks and applications, as well as helping restaurants with the creation of menus for vegetarians in the role of consultation. From then, he started his work as a Vegetarian Influencer.

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・Name in the guidebook
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With this return you'll get your name in the guidebook, as well as a personalised message of thanks!

This return includes:
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・Handwritten Thanks Mail

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With this return you will get the guidebook (for those living in Taiwan) as well as special PDF versions of the guidebook filled with unique tidbits!

This return includes:
・Name in the guidebook
・Special PDF version of the Guidebook filled with snippets and unpublished hints and info!
・Handwritten Thanks Mail
・Finished Guidebook(Limited to those living in Taiwan)

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Get your invite to the Launch ]party for the release of the Vegetarian guidebook! As well as this get a finished version of the guidebook(for those in Taiwan!)

This return includes:
・Name in the Guidebook
・Special PDF Version of the Guidebook filled with snippets and unpublished hints and info!
・Handwritten Thanks Mail
・Finished Guidebook(Limited to those living in Taiwan)
・Invitation to the Guidebook Anniversary Party in Taiwan Planned for 2019 November!
*For those that can't participate on the day, we'll provide you with vegetarian souvenirs from Japan!

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