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NICE-LW-OK20-08 JAPÓN Kurogi, Yame, Fukuoka AGRI,ART 24/08/2020 12/10/2020

Oku-Yame20-08 (Fukuoka) | NICE-LW-OK20-08 | 2020-08-24 - 2020-10-12 | AGRI,ART | Age: 18 - 99


This project is actively working for SDG2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGS15 (Life on Land). This project is organized together with Sanson-Juku since 2008. They maintain the forest and rice fields by the exchange programs between cities and the country side since 1994. Since 2008, Sanson-Juku has hosted international volunteers more than 200 days per year. In spite of the town’s natural heritage, depopulation (especially of youth) is a serious problem there similarly to many other parts of the country side in Japan. We aim to help with nature conservation and to activate the area through workcamps. Sanson-Juku started a new project collaborating with artists, and organize art events to involve local area and people from 2018. Sanson-Juku try to make new ways of revitalize local area. During program, volunteers communicate with local people through agricultural work. Volunteers make folk art including experience of local farmer. Last 2 years, volunteers made 2 folk art (dance) through program.

Work: Volunteers will maintain abandoned farmlands and farming in vegetable fields and rice fields. Volunteers will organize art events with some artists. Volunteers will involve local area and local people through art event and farming. Through the communication with local farmer, volunteers will create new folk art with members and local people.

Accomodation and food: Shared room in abandoned school. Meals will prepared by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is not needed.

Location: Kurogi, Yame, Fukuoka

Location and Leisure: *Location: Kurogi area in Yame city, Fukuoka. It is southern part of the Fukuoka prefecture. *Other activities: Participating Sanson-Juku events.

Train/Bus station: The nearest international airport is in Fukuoka. From Fukuoka to the meeting point, it takes 1.5 hours by train. Volunteers need to arrive at the airport by 12:00 on the 1st day and leave there after 15:00 on the last day.

Requirements: *Language: English and Japanese. The local host can speak English. Japanese is also welcomed! *Other requirements: Interest in art, farming & exchange with a community. Adaptability to enjoy a simple lifestyle! Welcome, people who has experience of international voluntary Service.

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 24000 JPY

24,000 yen per month.