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NICE-LI-TT20-09 JAPÓN Tateya, Otari, Nagano AGRI,SOCI 23/09/2020 01/11/2020

Tateya 20-09 (Nagano) | NICE-LI-TT20-09 | 2020-09-23 - 2020-11-01 | AGRI,SOCI | Age: 18 - 99


This project has been organized together with Tateya Farm of Kyodo Gakusha (KG) since 2014. KG is an NPO running 5 organic farming communities in Japan where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, those who want to learn agriculture, etc. to change our society from competitive to cooperative. Tateya Farm has 30 members, they have several backgrounds. Maki (NICE-LI-MK) is one brunch in KG group.

Work: Volunteers will help their organic farming (weeding in rice and vegetable fields, planting vegetables, taking care of goats and chicken, etc.) and also making miso and soy-sauce, wooden toy, weaving and dyeing cloths, etc. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and hard.

Accomodation and food: Building for Tateya members in the farm, living together with the members. Volunteers help the members to cook. (Vegetarian is possible if its prepared by volunteer self.)

Location: Tateya, Otari, Nagano

Location and Leisure: *Location: Otari village is a small village located in the region of stunning natural beauty in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, Japan. It is a beautiful village near the Northern Japan Alps. *Other activities: Sightseeing, short trips (hot springs, famous places here). Trekking.

Train/Bus station: The nearest airport is Narita/Haneda airport in Tokyo. From Tokyo to the meeting point, it takes 4 hours by express train or 6-8 hours by 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 communication between locals and volunteers will be used simple English and Japanese. Some levels of Japanese speaking skills as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. *Other requirements: High motivation to work hard and to simple mountain life in the isolated area. Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization. Agriculture skills or construction can be useful! A motivation letter is needed.

Language: jap,eng

Extra Fee: 12000 JPY

*Participation fee: 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). *Term: If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start/end date among the following seminar dates. [ 09-10 May. / 25-26 Jul. / 23-24 Sep. /18 Dec. ]