Check out our new concepts below for upcoming projects as we build out our expansion plans!

Expansion concepts which will support Ravencroft Foundation

Concept: Jazz/Swing themed supper/dance club

We have a vision of a 1920's-1930's retro styled jazz/swing supper club where people can gather for some good food, great music and a lively night of dancing.


This 'concept' will only be open in the evenings, from 5 pm until ? Whenever the party stops and people can't dance any longer!


We want the atmosphere to be fun, carefree and lively, and if you want to come dressed for the theme... The first '20's/30's time period drink special will be on us!


We will be working toward building a small jazz/swing band for live music once we have the design and location all set. As we have updates, we will post them!


Currently we are working on the architectural design drawings in our CAD system for the building. Our name choices we've narrowed it down to are:

Fast Freddy's

Birdie's

Gigi's

If you have a suggestion, we'd love to hear it!


Gigi's won the overwhelming vote!


Concept: Cheese mill and creamery

Cheese is a wonderful addition to almost any meal and we feel that with the hundreds of different cheese out there in the world, you should have access to a few more than what is found in stores here in Japan.


The goal of this 'concept is to create dozens of different cheese in a 'small-batch' boutique style so that you always get the freshest and most delicious flavor.


Cheese will be sold at the cheese mill and creamery's attached storefront, and we aim in the future to have our cheeses on the shelves of local stores.


These cheese will also be used at our  other 'concept' places such as the Jazz/Swing supper/dance club, Greek and Italian restaurants as well as the Cheese mill and culinary school.


Currently we are working on the architectural design drawings in our CAD system for the building. Our name choices we've narrowed it down to are:

The Rowen Tree Creamery

or

Terran Cheese Factory

If you have a suggestion, we'd love to hear it!


Terran Cheese Factory wont the overwhelming vote!

Concept: Organic herb and exotic fruit and vegetable nursery

This 'concept' is really not so much of a store as it is an edible support  system that will provide many of the fresh ingredients that will be used at the Jazz/Swing supper/dance club, Greek and Italian restaurants as well as the Cheese mill and culinary school.


Herbs, fruits and vegetables will be sold at the attached storefront, and we aim in the future to have our exotics on the shelves of local stores.


We will offer to the public for purchase some items suck as cut herbs or potted herbs, fresh exotic fruits and vegetables when available as well as hold classes on indoor and container gardening and cultivation geared for those with little outdoor space or for those who live in apartments. 


Currently we are working on the architectural design drawings in our CAD system for the building. Our name choices we've narrowed it down to are:

Gaia Organics

The Unusual Suspects

The Good Stuff Organics

If you have a suggestion, we'd love to hear it!


Gaia Organics won the overwhelming vote!

Concept: Traditional Italian (Mediterranean) Restaurant

As you may have already seen on other pages, my son Edward is currently in culinary school and will graduate with his chefs license in just under 2 years. He has already decided what type of food he wants to concentrate on, well two actually, and those are Italian (real traditional old world Italian) and Greek.


The premise is to use wood fired stoves, ovens and pizza ovens to give a special unique flavor not found in food cooked on gas or electric, and to stay as true to old world style as possible.


This concept will be a very unique venture, as he will do additional training in Italy after graduation to gain a deep understanding of true Italian cuisine from those who have been making it all their lives.


Over the next year or so, we will be designing the dishes and creating the designs for this Italiano Rustica themed restaurant where good food, warm welcomes, big portions and delicious cheese will be an integral part of everything.


From olives to fresh feta cheese, and all your favorite comfort foods like moussaka, souvlaki, and many more dishes to refreshing desserts like galaktoboureko, loukoumades, and baklava. If you can't make it to the beautiful shores of Greece, we'll bring her foods to you!



Currently we are working on the architectural design drawings in our CAD system for the building. Our name choices we've narrowed it down to are:

Capocuoco's Famiglia 

Eduardo's

Luogo D'Incontro 

If you have a suggestion, we'd love to hear it!


Eduardo's won the overwhelming vote!

Concept: Traditional Greek restaurant

You may have already seen on other pages, my son Edward is currently in culinary school and will graduate with his chefs license in just under 2 years. He has already decided what type of food he wants to concentrate on, well two actually, and those are Italian (real traditional old world Italian) and Greek.


The premise is to use wood fired stoves, ovens and fresh organic fruits, herbs, ,spices and vegetables to give a special unique flavor not found in food cooked on gas or electric, and to stay as true to old world style as possible.


This concept will be a very unique venture, as he will do additional training in Italy after graduation to gain a deep understanding of true traditional Greek cuisine from those who have been making it all their lives.


Over the next year or so, we will be designing the dishes and creating the designs for this countryside Greek Isles themed restaurant where good food, warm welcomes, big portions and delicious cheese will be an integral part of everything.


From olives to fresh feta cheese, and all your favorite comfort foods like moussaka, souvlaki, and many more dishes to refreshing desserts like galaktoboureko, loukoumades, and baklava. If you can't make it to the beautiful shores of Greece, we'll bring her foods to you!


Currently we are working on the architectural design drawings in our CAD system for the building. Our name choices we've narrowed it down to are:

Fagitó Ton Theón

The Greek

Olive and Feta

The Grecian Isles

If you have a suggestion, we'd love to hear it!


Olive and Feta won the overwhelming vote!

Concept: Standalone Culinary school for non-professionals

Currently, we hold very small culinary and basic cooking classes at our current location and have found that we need more 'elbow room' and a bigger space, with bigger stoves and ovens to be able to teach all that we want to, from basic 'intro to cooking' for those who are just starting out to advanced techniques and dishes.


Cook with fresh organic and locally sourced ingredients not only allows you to use the freshest foods in your dishes for better flavors but it also goes to help local farmers, which is always a plus.


Our organic herb and spice, exotic fruit and vegetable nursery will provide those ingredients we can't find locally, in order to bring the flavors of the world right to you plate.


You'll learn how to widen your pantry with many new, exciting and delicious spices, and many new ways of using the same ingredients you now use every day. Whether you are learning as an individual or in a group, we make learning fun and enjoyable. Cooking is fun! 


You may have already seen on other pages, my son Edward is currently in culinary school and will graduate with his chefs license in just under 2 years. He will eventually be taking over the Culinary Director position which will oversee the culinary school, and the two restaurants


Currently we are working on the architectural design drawings in our CAD system for the building. Our name choices we've narrowed it down to are:

Herbs & Spices

Gastronomy

The Tell-Tale Palate

The Quintessential Chef

The Quintessential Culinarian

If you have a suggestion, we'd love to hear it!


The Quintessential Chef won the overwhelming vote!

Concept: Book store, English specialization

As we write and publish our own books and are looking to expand our publishing division with new titles and new authors covering a wide range from fiction, to non-fiction, history and education, cooking and other 'how to' books as well as manga, we will need a place to house it all!


So we decided that with all that going on, why not put is all in one place for people to find in one place. Finding English books or book in English is actually not very easy here in the area, there is a small selection at some book stores, so we feel a bookstore which specializes in books written in English would be perfect.


Eventually, we will introduce other common foreign languages such as French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Portuguese.


Currently we are working on the architectural design drawings in our CAD system for the building. Our name choices we've narrowed it down to are:

Ravencroft Publishing Co.

Ravencroft Books

The Written Word

Wordsmith's

The Bard's Corner

If you have a suggestion, we'd love to hear it!


Ravencroft Books won the overwhelming vote!

Concept: Candle and craft shop

I learned how to make candles as a form of stress relief and relaxation about 10 years ago. I had a high stress job as a firefighter EMT in 2 big cities and needed a way to relax. Who knew it would turn out to be really fun too?


Turns out, making candles is very fun, even if it is at a slow pace, because you get the satisfaction of knowing you made something useful that smells great too. 


This concept is a two-fold store, part store selling candles and the stuff you need to make them and part education teaching people how to make them at home themselves.


A scented candle burning brightly not only makes you feel warmer, if subconsciously, but imparts a wonderful smell throughout your house that can lift your spirits or calm your soul.


Currently we are working on the architectural design drawings in our CAD system for the building. Our name choices we've narrowed it down to are:

Whimsical Creations

Ravencroft Candles

The Wiccan Side of Things

If you have a suggestion, we'd love to hear it!


Ravencroft Candles won the overwhelming vote for the candles!


Whimsical Creations won for our ARTisanal soaps and other crafts!

Concept: Historical costume and cosplay clothing shop

In the land where almost all clothes are made for super thin people, a growing number of people are finding it harder to find clothes that fit (anyone basically of an average US or UK size) and in the costume and cosplay area, it's even more pronounced. 


Why not create these unique costume for average and bigger sized people? Who says dressing up as someone else has to be just for kids and just at Halloween time? Not us!


The mail goal is for period style clothing and specific theme types, of course for Halloween but also for year round just because. There will be creations based on styles covering the last few hundred years, (Edwardian and Victorian times) the prohibition era and the roaring 40's and 50 too among others.


Currently we are working on the architectural design drawings in our CAD system for the building. Our name choices we've narrowed it down to are:

Carnivale

Wicked Threads

Unique Accoutre

If you have a suggestion, we'd love to hear it!


Carnivale won the overwhelming vote for the costumes division!


Wicked Threads won the overwhelming vote for the clothing division!

Concept: Stand-alone English School

We hold English classes for beginner, intermediate, advanced, preschool, TOIEC prep classes, medical and business English at our current location, but would like to move to a bigger space so that we can have more groups, and parking spaces, for more students.


We find that with so much knowledge to share, we need more space for whiteboards, maps, and other interactive  and physically active classroom activities to keep on making learning a fun event.


Currently we are working on the architectural design drawings in our CAD system for the building. Our name choices we've narrowed it down to are:

The knowledge Tree

Ravencroft Education

The sage Bookworm

If you have a suggestion, we'd love to hear it!


The knowledge Tree won the overwhelming vote!

Concept: Stand-alone Art School and Gallery

Currently we hold our art classes in our current location, but doesn't have the space we need to spread out with easils, pottery wheels, and kiln and other fun stuff. 


WE NEED MORE SPACE!


So we are working on creating a separate stand-alone art school with attached gallery. I've mainly listed my work online or took commissioned work for specific groups or people, but I thought it would be nice to show my and students work in one place for all to enjoy.


Currently we are working on the architectural design drawings in our CAD system for the building. Our name choices we've narrowed it down to are:

Ravencroft Graphics and Art

Kaleidoscope

Art!stry

The Artisan 

If you have a suggestion, we'd love to hear it!


Ravencroft Graphics and Art won the overwhelming vote!

Thank you everyone for sendng in your votes!

So Many Concepts... Where will we put them all? Together of course!

The theory behind these concept stores is three-fold. 


First and foremost, it will go to support the Ravencroft Foundation division's action plan and white paper. We can't do what we want for outreach without the funding to support it and this is how we aim to do this. When you support our company, you're helping us work toward making our goals for the Foundation achievable.

 

Second, it will also act as training grounds for those in the Foundations programs, giving many a fresh start and a livable income as the long-term goal. Through training and education, we feel that people will feel empowered to improve both themselves and their lives, which will enrich the lives of those around them.


What makes this so unusual is we aim to not only concentrate on the lives locally we can help, but also internationally by training others from around the world HERE with the goal that they will stay and work HERE in Japan, which wil also serve to increase the working age population which is rapidly shrinking, causing tremendous financial strain on government funds and services as the largest population, 'ages out' and no longer is part of the supporting workforce.


We will not only train these new young minds, but also provide jobs for them, and others who want to join our team.


It's a WIN WIN situation for everyone!


Lastly, it will enable us to bring our work, designs, creations and much more to a wider audience for many more people to enjoy. We love what we do and want to share that with others, so of course, there will be workshops in each 'concept store' open to the general public on occasion.


Our goal is to house all 'concept stores' literally under one big roof. Food, shopping, classes and fun things to do all in one place! We do realize that this may be difficult due to the size and amount of space we'd need, so for now, we will take each 'concept one by one and work forward from there!


We're having fun designing this, and we hope you will enjoy the design when it's completed! In the near future, after the design has been completed, we will look for appropriate land or a pre-existing structure we can modify to fit our purposes. 


If anyone knows of any vacant land or buildings in the Ehime/Matsuyama and surrounding areas, let us know. If you have one and would like to donate or sell it at a low cost to us, please contact us. We are doing this solely ourselves without any corporate, banking or sponsorship funding. This is being paid for by us, so we are open to any options you may have to suggest to us.

Company Information

For investors, sponsors, Those who donate and are supporters of the Company

On this page you will find our past annual reports as well as current ones, future action plans, goal sheets and designs.


The purpose it to show you where we aim to go, how we will work to get there, what we intend to do along the way and what is needed to make it all happen.


The individual files below house that information. Bear with us as we convert much of it to digital format and work to get some of the designs in a format which can be downloaded.

Annual reports

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Goal sheets and timelines

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Proposals and project outlines

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Designs

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