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NICE-LI-OZ20-07 JAPÓN Ozuchi, Kaga, Ishikawa AGRI,ENVI 25/07/2020 24/09/2020

Ozuchi 20-07 (Ishikawa) | NICE-LI-OZ20-07 | 2020-07-25 - 2020-09-24 | AGRI,ENVI | Age: 18 - 99


This project has been organized together with Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura since 2013, founded by local people to protect the Japanese original landscape. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but now only 2 people live there! Still, 10 houses remain and the area was designated as Nation s Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. This group tries to improve this depopulation situation by young voluntary power. Volunteers have been tried to [1]agriculture, [2] maintain the forest, [3]organize the event of culture exchange for local people and [4]exchange of ideas for improving regional development through this volunteering.

Work: Volunteers will do various work to activate Ozuchi village and preserve their culture and nature. The main work is maintaining vegetable fields and rice fields for a sustainable life. And do some other work for the community.

Accomodation and food: Renovated house (traditional Japanese house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Not need a sleeping bag. Volunteers prepare meals by themselves. Wi-Fi can connect basically. There is a cat in this village and house.

Location: Ozuchi, Kaga, Ishikawa

Location and Leisure: *Location: The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but you can enjoy mountain life in a very beautiful/traditional place. Charcoal making was the main industry. *Other activities: Exchange parties with local people, trekking, activity in the river and hot spring, etc.

Train/Bus station: The nearest airport is Narita/Haneda airport in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the project site, 5 hours by express train or 8 hours by night bus. *Volunteer needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day.

Requirements: *Language: English and Japanese. The local host can speak English. Japanese speaking skill is not necessary, but high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. High motivation to learn and speak Japanese language. *Other requirements: High motivation to work hard and simple mountain life in the isolated area, Also respect for the local culture and way of the local organization. KID-FRIENDLY volunteer is welcomed!

Language: eng,jap

Extra Fee: 12000 JPY

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per month.