04.Aug - 29.Oct 2017
Nagano , Japon

MAKI 17-3

  • Moyen terme 3-6 mois
  • SOCI
  • AGRI
  • NICE-LI-MK 17-3
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR
Frais supp : 12000.00 JPY


Let's preserve way of traditional Japanese life in mountain area! -- 12,000 yen per one month

  • Code : NICE-LI-MK 17-3
  • Dispo : 1M / 1F (Total Part 2)
  • Langue du Projet : JAP / JAP
  • Age : 18 - 99


Organized together with Maki Farm of Kyodo Gakusha (KG). KG is a NPO running 5 organic farming communities in Japan where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, those who want to learn farming, etc. in order to change our society from competitive to cooperative. Maki Farm has 5-10 members and is located in a very isolated area (no accessible for cars and we have to walk 4 km in the mountains!), so once it became an abandon village in 1970s. Tateya is one branch of KG.


We will help their organic farming (weeding in rice and vegetable fields, planting vegetables, taking care of goats and hens, etc.) and also carry the things from the town, renovate the trails, help their house work, etc. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and tough. Study Theme : Volunteer have opportunities learning organic farming, taking care of goats, chickens. You can learn traditional way of Japanese life.


Building a straw roof(traditional house in Japan!) in farm ,cooking as a group by turn (Vegetarian is possible!)


Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Trekking. — In the deep mountain. Very isolated, but beautiful village near “Japanese Northern Alps”. About 900 meters asl. Something remained here that most of Japanese areas have lost in modernization.


Speaking some Japanese (common language will be Japanese) and strong motivation to work and enjoy simple life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! Skills of agriculture or construction can be useful!. — Language : Japanese — 12,000 yen per one month to be paid on their arrivals. — If you want to end on another day, please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 07/02, 08/06, 09/23, 10/29. – 6,000 yen from the 4th month –From Tokyo, 4 hours by express train or 6-8 hours by bus and train. You need to arrive at Narita or Haneda airport by 08:00 the 1st day, and can leave Japan after 22:00 on last day).

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