Description: This project is held in collaboration with [Ishimaki Kawanokami Project commencing since 2019. It is situated in the northern part of Ishinomaki City, Kawanokami. It is an area with a population of 400 family households who resided in Ishinomaki Citys coastal area before the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, and the regions local residences. In 2015 [Kawanokami Project began with the concept [Cultivate the town, nurture the people to enrich the regions community. To create a place for the residences to interact with one another through [Hyappyou-kan, a combination of cafE and library. Our goal: to endorse the region while connecting with the next generation.
Type of Work: Help with maintenance for the bamboo forest around the [Hyappou-kan community space, as well as community building. Additionally, we will help children with their homework at [Terako-ya after school and organize international exchange events.
Study Theme: How to reconstruct the community from the Earthquake disaster.
Accommodation: Volunteer house (Japanese style). Simple self-catering. Meal is cooked by volunteer by turn. Shared room.
Requirements: Need High motivation to work for disaster area and respect the local culture and way of the local organization
Approximate Location: 1 hour by bus from Sendai Station. Situated on the East of Miyagi Prefecture with Kitakami River stretching through from North to South. Inland area thrives with rice cultivation while coastal area flourishes with fisheries and aquaculture.Leisure:Exchange with the locals, sightseeing, etc.
Notes: Kawanokami Project web site (in Japanese) : http://kawanokami.com/