Volunteer's main works are (1)cutting bushes in the school huge forests by Brush-cutter machine (2)practicing make soba (buckwheat Japanese noodles) every night and selling soba at famous art festival “Earth Celebration” during 3 days with local people, and (3) supporting the local small festival “Ogi Matsuri” as player of Japanese drums.(Vols. need to practice to play it)
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Cottage in the school forest. Please bring your sleeping bag! Everyone will sleep together. Volunteers prepare the meals by themselves. Internet cannot be connected in the campsite. There is simple toilet, kitchen and shower room. Please be ready for simple forest life!
Locatie en vrije tijd
300 km northeast of Tokyo. Sado Island is famous for gold and the Japanese crested ibis. Ogi village is in the southern part beside the beach, where you can enjoy fishing and the hot spring! (https://goo.gl/maps/wSCq3PyfZT32)
Leisure: Exchange parties, fishing, swimming in the sea etc.
Study theme: Volunteers get knowledge and skill about making Soba and playing the Japanese drum. Also, the basic knowledge of the Japanese language and local culture.
Interest in nature protection & exchange with a community. Adaptability to enjoy a simple forest lifestyle. Super high motivation for hard physical work during day and night!