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NICE-20-0807A JAPÓN Ōi-cho, Anan city, Tokushima pref. CULT,AGRI 07/08/2020 13/08/2020

Oi 1 (Tokushima) | NICE-20-0807A | 2020-08-07 - 2020-08-13 | CULT,AGRI | Age: 18 - 99

This project is actively working for SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), organized together with the local group since 2019. This village has been welcoming ""ohenro (pilgrims)"" who visit 88 temples in Shikoku since long time ago. The pilgrims walk through this village before visiting ""Kakurin-ji temple""; the 20th temple out of 88 temples of the Shikoku Ohenro Pilgrimage. However, there are problems which should be solved such as aging and depopulation of the community these days, and locals haven t been able to find solutions for those problems. On the other hand, since more and more people from overseas visit for the Shikoku Ohenro Pilgrimage locals are trying to find new ways for ""omotenashi (hospitality)"". We would like to have more ideas to preserve our village with a long history and think of new ideas for hosting pilgrims, and start out with what we can do now. *Outcome of this workcamp: As it was very first workcamp here last year, 6 vols. from 4 countries came into local community as a pioneer and tried to contribute for the local, the local host also enjoyed exchanging own culture. The local host wants to spread workcamp s attraction to the local community and decides to accept volunteers in this year.

Work: 1. Support harvesting and shipping ""Shikimi (Japanese star anise)"" at its season 2. Support harvesting and shipping ""Sudachi citrus"" 3. Help making brochures or signs for pilgrims from overseas throughout the village

Accomodation and food: Home staying at local farmhouses. All meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is NOT necessary.

Location: Ōi-cho, Anan city, Tokushima pref.

Location and Leisure: Ōi-cho, Anan city, Tokushima pref. Leisure: Welcome party by locals, visiting Kakurin-ji temple. Study theme: Finding ways for sustainability of a depopulated village, Pass down the "osettai" culture to the next generation, Helping senior citizens to host foreigners

Train/Bus station: The nearest int l airport is Kansai (Osaka). From Osaka to the meeting point in Tokushima, it takes 3 hours by highway bus. Volunteers are recommended to arrive there one day before workcamp starts since the bus leaves early. Volunteers need to take local train from the meeting point to the campsite about 2.5 hours. Volunteers need to arrive at the meeting point by 13:00 on 7th and can leave there after 13:00 on 13th.

Requirements: Positive attitude, a willingness to work hard and communicate with local people!

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 6000 JPY

Video about Kakurin-ji temple https://youtu.be/V2vX5Ik4ASM