Description: Organized together with the local group, “an executive committee of Light & Tradition festival” since 2011. Recently, aging and depopulation of the area is getting very serious as well as many other villages in Japan. So, they expect the workcamp to help and join one of the biggest traditional festivals in Shimane prefecture called “Bamboo Lantern Festival” to activate the event and the community. Local people want us to know their traditional cultures to be succeeded to the next generation.
Type of Work: We will cut bamboos for improving ecological situation and then, make the lanterns from those bamboos as well as other small stuffs to be used in the festival. We will also organize a program in the elementary school to promoting both inter-cultural learning and also the festival to the children.
Study Theme: You can get the knowledge about Japanese traditional festivals and customs.
Accommodation: In the local exchange center. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.
Language: English (Japanese is also welcomed!)
Requirements: Interested in Japanese old culture, positive attitude to communication with local people
Approximate Location: Misato-cho located in the middle of the Shimane prefecture, famous for Iwami silver mine as a world heritage. There is hot spa, beautiful nature.
Notes: Other activities; Japanese Shinto music and dance, home stay, lecture about traditional cultures.
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02 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
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