WAZUKA 18-4 (KYOTO)
- Moyen terme 3-6 mois
Other activities : We have opportunities to show your culture in school. Participation in the local events etc. Sightseeing, short trip (temples, shirines famous places in Nara and Kyoto).Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.Term : If you want to end on another day (either shorter or longer), please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 08/05, 09/22, 10/28, 12/14.
- Code : NICE-LI-WA18-4
- Dispo : 1M / 1F (Total Part 2)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / JAP
- Age : 18 - 99
Organized together with E-Wasa (EW) from 2015. It means good Japanese tea and is a local NPO created in 2012 to organize agricultural events, support people who live in Wazuka as new tea farmers. Short term workcamps are hosted every year since 2001 by other local group. One of tea farmers who was camp leader in the workcamp in Wazuka was fascinated, so became a tea farmer here. Then, he established EW for future of Wazuka. Wazuka is famous for green tea (called Uji-cha, but they want to PR as Wazuka-cha), but has been facing depopulation, lack of workers and aging society since most of youth leave the town. So, the number of abandoned tea farms are increasing and the town is losing its tradition, life, custom and scenery. EW hopes to host vols. to work together to animate the town and revive the tea farms.
We will do natural tea farming in abandoned tea farms with EW. After reviving farms, EW will provide it for new tea farmer who want to start as new tea farmer. We will join the local events, weekend workcamp too.
Single room at the volunteeraeuros house. Cooking by themselves.
About 80 km from the center of Osaka. Most of the peninsula was designated as a quasi-national park.It was selected as aeurooeone pf the most beautiful villages in Japanaeuro 2013. A famous landscape known as the "Beautiful Tea farms" It is called aeurooeCha-genkyoaeuro.
Requirement : Speaking some Japanese, strong motivation to work with the host, respect of the local customs and life, open mind and flexibility.Language : Local host can speak English.