About the local hosting organizationNICE JAPAN - Background : Let's make an environmental city, Minamata through international voluntary movement! Organized together with Minamata International Friendship Association (MIFA) since 1992. Though there was a big tragedy of public pollution 40 years ago, it's completely safe now and Minamata is pioneering to be ecological town by distinguishing garbage into 21 categories, etc. The workcamps have been creating a forest on the reclaimed land to bear new lives as a symbol of revival, with strong wish of the patients as well as doing various community works to activate local communities.
About the volunteer workWe will mainly work for renovation of the bamboo gate in Eco House and making bamboo charcoals. We also join and support international festival in Minamata. We will cook your international dishes by ourselves in this event. We will sell that dishes to local people and enhance the mood in this event etc. STUDY : Eco life, local forest(including bamboos) and future plan about Minamata. Bring some info.!
Local accommodationPublic hall (we will barrow the bathrooms of neighbors that creates nice exchange). Cooked by volunteers. Sleeping bag is needed!
About the project locationSouth west in Kyushu islands. People are cheerful and many of man like to drink sake!! If lucky, you could enjoy parties under cherry flowers! TERMINAL : Fukuoka airport (3 hours by express train. You need to arrive by 09:00 on Mar. 18th and can leave there after 16:00 on Mar. 31st). From Osaka, 6 hours by bullet train (you need to arrive at Kansai airport by 19:00 on Mar. 17th and leave there from 11:00 on Apr. 1st).