Akihikari Rice


Michio Kushi (1926–2014) and Aveline Kushi (1923-2001) left Japan in the late 1940s, and helped introduce modern macrobiotics to the United States. They established Erewhon Natural Foods, the East West Journal, the East West Foundation, the Kushi Foundation, One Peaceful World, and the Kushi Institute.

Ref: “Aveline Kushi, 78, Advocate of Macrobiotic Diet for Health” New York Times (July 23, 2001), p. B6.

“Michi Kushi, 88, Advocate Of Natural Foods in the U.S.,” New York Times (Jan. 5, 2015), p. B6.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Aveline and Michio Kushi

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0240.01Catalog Number: 1997.0240.01Accession Number: 1997.0240

Object Name: Macrobiotic FoodOther Terms: Macrobiotic Food; Nutritional Products

Physical Description: rice, akihikari (overall material)Measurements: overall: 17.6 cm x 9 cm; 6 15/16 in x 3 9/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-00e9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_688043

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