<h2>From Shonan to Overseas!</h2>
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Founded in 2006, Beach Money has been widely utilized in many towns in Japan as an environmentally friendly local currency that cleans up our beaches.

Currently, we have 128 Beach Money shops in Miyagi, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Shizuoka, Yamanashi, Osaka, Wakayama, Kochi, Hyogo*, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, kagoshima and Oahu, HI.

*Hyogo has created their own system and it's called "Love Money.”

We are always looking for new shops &amp; businesses worldwide who would like to participate in Beach Money. Please feel free to contact us.
<h3>Beach Money Guide 2015 (7/20/2015)</h3>
Beach Money Guide 2015 copies(only Japanese) can be found at Beach Money Shops. Join the beach cleanups and get one free.
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<h3>BEACHMONEY x GIVENCHY ULTRAMARINE Collaboration(July,2016)</h3>
Second Edition of MyLittlePocket is also sponsored by GIVENCHY ULTRAMARINE which has been widely known for it's fresh &amp; aquatic scent since 1995. My little Pocket is the portable, reusable and take-everywhere bag to support you picking up trash even before it gets to the water. Click <a href="http://beachmoney.jp/%e3%83%93%e3%83%bc%e3%83%81%e3%83%9e%e3%83%8d%e3%83%bc%e3%81%ab%e9%96%a2%e3%81%99%e3%82%8b%e3%83%8b%e3%83%a5%e3%83%bc%e3%82%b9/my-little-pocket/">here</a> for the details of MyLittlePocket.

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<h3>Enoshima Aquarium's Monthly Beach Cleanup!</h3>
<a href="http://www.enosui.com/en/" target="_blank">Enoshima Aquarium</a> has been organizing beach cleanups on the 3rd Sunday of every month 11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. (9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m. in July – September) and we are there most dates. Invite your friends and family to the beach cleanup events to keep our beaches clean and find beautiful beach glass.
<h3>On Educational Material!</h3>
A chapter about Beach Money is in the <a href="http://english.beachmoney.jp/%E3%83%93%E3%83%BC%E3%83%81%E3%83%9E%E3%83%8D%E3%83%BC%E3%81%AB%E9%96%A2%E3%81%99%E3%82%8B%E3%83%8B%E3%83%A5%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B9/nhk%E3%83%A9%E3%82%B8%E3%82%AA%E5%9F%BA%E7%A4%8E%E8%8B%B1%E8%AA%9E%E3%81%AE%E3%83%86%E3%82%AD%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88%E3%81%AB%E7%99%BB%E5%A0%B4%EF%BC%81/" target="_blank">NHK radio English textbook</a>.

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BeachMoney was on a TV program called “EARTH Lab” (TBS)

TBS program “Earth Lab” focused on BeachMoney on this Saturday, Dec 24th, 2016. The TV crew joined us at the Enoshima Aquarium beach clean up and the 8th beach glass contest on Nov 20th as we mentioned in the previous post.

Photo shooting the beach glass contest winner

I have been holding this winner piece of the beach glass contest and thinking about the best way to photograph it, and all of a sudden I came up with an idea.

EARTH Lab (BS TBS)

On this Christmas Eve night I will be in the TV program called “EARTH Lab “on BS TBS (Start at 11:24pm, Saturday on December 24th on air).

Beach Cleanup with Minami-Izu town officials

BeachMoney started being recognized by many people in Minami Izu area. The other day I had a chance to talk about BeachMoney with young city officials while we were doing beach clean up at Ounohama beach. We also talked about the future of our town and I suggested that we should be more appealing how good we take care of our nature.

Beach Glass in Israel!

My friend Mr. Nishikawa found beach glasses in Israel and send this picture to me.

Students’ BeachMoney presentation at Higashi Elementary School

I went to see a classroom presentation at Higashi Elementary School in Minami Izu. A couple months ago the 3rd grade students (25 total) joined my 2-day BeachMoney workshop and that experience became their presentation topic this time.

BeachMoney workshop at Akehama elementary school

It was a great surprise that I was having a BeachMoney workshop in my hometown, Yokosuka! I stayed over at my parents house and went to Akehama elementary school with my moms drive. The school is located right next to Kurihama library which I used to go studying in my high school days.

BeachMoney shop in Taiwan

I received photos from our Japanese friend who is supporting BeachMoney in Taiwan. So far we have 2 BeachMoney shops in Taiwan, 花梨客棧(guesthouse) and 鹹水號(café&gallery). Photos of their big smiles made me want to jump on the airplane to visit them right away!

BeachMoney staff Tshirt

BeachMoney has been featured by many different medias recently, so I made our staff original Tshirt tie dyed by my wife.

SeaGlass snack for a gift to your friend!?

The other day my wife found this snack called SeaGlass on the advertisement leaflet.“The idea was from the sea glass on the beach in Izu. The texture is pretty unique and you would love it once you try it!” This phrase tempted us out to the tradeshow that the snack maker YuuYuuAn participated in.

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