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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
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
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
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
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