About the local hosting organizationOrganized together with Tateya 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. Tateya Farm has 40 members, they have several backgrounds. LI-MK Maki is one of brunch in KG group.
About the volunteer workWe 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.
Local accommodationBuilding for volunteers in the farm, cooking as a group by turn
About the project locationOtari village is a small village located in the region of stunning natural beauty in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, Japan. It is beautiful village near “Japanese Northern Alps”.
RequirementsSpeaking 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!
Extra info about the projectOther activities : Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). 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; 05/13, 07/01, 08/05, 09/22, 10/28, 12/14.