Description: Newly organized with the local community. Takano village of Shinko district is surrounded by the mountains and located at 750-800 a.s.l. The village don't have particular attractions for tourists and ongoing depopulation and aging, that is a common serious issue in most of the country sides (or even the whole country!) of Japan, would be more serious in the future. But they have great potential to have a train where we can enjoy a beatiful view of Nother Japan Alps mountains that could not only bring more visitors, but also re-activate the community! They need volunteers to make it real and the ex. Director of NICE is living here since last year, so he's suggested the community and NICE to organize international workcamps!
Type of Work: We will 1) create and maintain the trail where they are planning to organize Training Running Event on Oct. 29th, 2) help farm work in the rice fields from which they are planning to invite fireflies and also to make sake from the rice, 3) Explore hidden treasurers for sightseeing by walking around and taking pictures/ drawing the spots as well as making interviews to the local people that results will be presented in the end.
Study Theme: Similar types of local actions in each country. Bring some info.!
Accommodation: Public hall. Meals (attention: only vegan food is possible!) will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeing bag is necessary.
Language: English (Japanese is also welcomed!)
Requirements: We welcome strong and motivated volunteers who are happy to work hard even in some rain and also to enjoy the healthy vegan food!
Approximate Location: Shinko district is located in the south west of Nagano city which is located in the noth east of Nagano prefecture. The climate is colder than low land, so even in summer, it may be cool in the evening and morning. Rice and apples farming is the main industry.
Notes: Other activities; Exchange program with the local children, lesson to learn local traditional recipe, etc.
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