Monthly Archives: September 2012

Here’s where all the pictures are!

Sorry, but wordpress could make it more painless to add photos to each post, until then, they’re just all in a jumble here: Photos   Enjoy! Advertisements

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Week 2: Festival Preparation:

Once a year, Ohda-shi hosts a large festival/fair, and it’s a tradition of the NPO that we work with to raise money by having the international volunteers cook and sell food. So the second week we were tasked with preparing … Continue reading

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Week 2: School visit

One of our first tasks after the first week was to visit a local school and give presentations to them about our countries. I had a terrible time deciding whether I should present on the entire United States, or just … Continue reading

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Week 1: Bamboo cutting

Our workcamp is devided into 2 1-week “tasks”. During the first week we work with Wata-san, a professional logger, to help clear some of the bamboo trees from Iwami Ginzan.  I have not taken many psychology classes, so please pardon … Continue reading

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What is Iwami Ginzan? (I had never heard of it either)

  I am staying in Oda-shi, a town of 40,000 inhabitants and many rice farms, but the main focus of the workcamp (and really of Oda-shi) is Iwami Ginzan, an ancient silver mine about 20 mins drive away. Iwami Ginzan … Continue reading

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30 hours of home stay

So, this past weekend, we all got to live with host family. Of the 11 people in our group, 5 went to stay in the house of one of the employees of the NPO here. Another 5 went to stay … Continue reading

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The official website (Japanese)

So, the organization I’m with has been taking photos…meticulously…of everyone. Check out their website at: http://blog.canpan.info/ohgreen

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