The main work is (1) construction of fence for protecting persimmon's new tree from wild animals, super serious problem, (2) maintain the persimmon's field like as cutting grasses, (3) discussing with local people about NEW idea of dried persimmon for activation. And do some other work for the community.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Renovated house (traditional Japanese house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. No need a sleeping bag. Volunteers prepare meals by themselves. Wi-Fi is available basically. Some mobile are not available.
Locatie en vrije tijd
The southwest part of Fukui prefecture. Minami-echizencho, Imajo area is countryside, so sometime feel isolated, but you can enjoy local life in the very beautiful/traditional place. Dried persimmon is main industry in this area. (https://goo.gl/maps/GWH5FojA6Zw)
Leisure: Exchange parties with local people, nature life, visit to local festival and hot spring etc.
Study theme: Revival of the abandon villages though the special product (Dried persimmon). Volunteers get knowledge about actions for developing local village and traditional culture.
Some levels of Japanese speaking skills as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. High motivation to work hard and simple mountain life in the isolated area, also respect to the local culture and way of the local organization.
The website of local organization http://imajo39.com/