Wazuka 19-03

Kyoto, Japan - Japon - Volontariat Moyen Terme

Agriculture

  • Volontariat International
  • 01-03-2019 - 12-05-2019
  • 2 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 0 de frais de participation
  • NICE-LI-WA19-03

Description

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.

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Travail

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.

Logement & Nourriture

Single room at the volunteer’s house. Cooking by themselves.

Emplacement & Temps libre

About 80 km from the center of Osaka. Most of the peninsula was designated as a quasi-national park. It was selected as “one pf the most beautiful villages in Japan” 2013. A famous landscape known as the "Beautiful Tea farms" It is called “Cha-genkyo”. Terminal From Osaka to the project site, 1 hour and a half by train and bus.. *Volunteer needs to book the flight ticket to Kansai international airport for joining the orientation / evaluation seminar, also needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day.

Nécessaire

Japanese speaking skill is not necessary, but high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. High motivation to work hard and interests in agriculture Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization. Open mind and flexibility. Language English *Local host can speak English. Japanese is also welcomed!