Description: This project has been organized together with a local NGO for community development named KOBOSHA since 1996. Volunteer 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: Volunteer 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 challenging work.
Study Theme: Activate the isolated community with suffer from depopulation through the festival and good practices in your country
Accommodation: Local community building, very simple life style. Volunteer stay a Japanese style room. Share room. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary.
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. the population is about 9,000. The town is famous for beautiful flower, named Dahlia in Aug. to Oct."
Notes: other activities: Experience of Japanese Drum, sports, exchange parties, hot spring, etc.
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