Description: This project has been organized together with a local NGO for community development named KOBOSHA since 1996. Volunteers will join the summer festival called ‘TORO NAGASHI’ that is a memorial service for ancestors by making lanterns named TORO and floating them down a river. Volunteers will make large TORO (2 x 2 meters) for the festival in this workcamp. Project aims to mobilize the local community with workcampers. Through workcamps, the local community will be much more activated, redeveloping pride for their community and revival FUKUSHIMA!
Type of Work: Volunteers will mainly help and join the festival by making four big lanterns ‘TORO’ (2 x 2 meters) and hundreds of small lanterns together with local students. You can design your own large ‘TORO’ in this festival. It will be physically hard works.
Study Theme: It is not planned to hold formal study sessions during the project, but we will set aside time for information to be given to the project volunteers on the history and aims of this project.
Accommodation: Local Community building, Share room and very simple life style. Volunteers stay a Japanese style rooms. Please bring you sleeping bags. Volunteers will prepare the food themselves by turns.
Language: English (Japanese is also welcomed!)
Requirements: Interest in Japanese culture, making big lanterns (‘TORO’) and working with locals!
Approximate Location: Small town in the southern part of Fukushima. 100km far from Fukushima nuclear power plant and the level of radioactivity is 0.06 mSv/h that is far from dangerous!
Notes: Other activities; Home stay, sports, exchange parties, etc.
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