Tokushima 2 (Tokushima)
- Accommodation and food: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Transportation: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Activities: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Hosting organisation support: 6000 Japanese Yen
Description: This project is actively working for SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with the local NPO Bizan Daigaku whose aim is to revitalize the community for the first time. This is the first workcamp with Tokushima Bizan Ten-Jinja Shrine and Mr. Martin Holman who is the first foreign puppeteer of ningyo Joruri . Mr.Holman has studied Ningyo Joruri for more than 30 years and performed it in the US as well. He has moved to Tokushima from Kentucky in the US in autumn of 2019. They aim to achieve a diverse society in the region by supporting the inheritance of traditional culture; learning deeply about Awa Ningyo Joruri, a traditional performing art of Tokushima, which has been designated as National Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property and learning deeply about as well as supporting the operation of the Festival, which is known as the Tenjin Festival held at Tokushima Ten Jinja Shrine.Outcome of this workcamp: We expect that both of local and volunteers recognize how important to pass such a traditional culture to next generation and enjoy learning performance.
Type of Work: aiLearn about Awa Ningyo Joruri then practice the performance to perform at Tenjin Festival aiLearn about Tenjin Festival and support preparing and cleaning after the festival (including cleaning and weeding at the shrine).aiManage a workshop for learning about Ningyo Joruri with children
Study Theme: Learn and support a festival with history and a National Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property, Awa Ningyo Joruri.
This project is actively working for SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities). *Outcome of this workcamp: We expect that both of local and volunteers recognize how important to pass such a traditional culture to next generation and enjoy learning performance.
Accommodation: Sharing house(renovated apartment) in Tokushima city. All meals will be prepared by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary.
Requirements: - 6,000 JPY (about 50 EUR) of NICE Volunteers fee needs to be paid in advance either by Paypal or through your sending NGO if they collect it in addition to their own inscription fee. This is used for the project preparation/ coordination such as the transportation of the camp leaders while the meals and the accommodation are provided by the local host by free.- Positive attitude, a willingness to learn. Most importantly, strong sense of responsibility to make the festival and the Joruri performance successful.
Approximate Location: Tokushima city, Tokushima pref.
Notes: Other activities: Participate in other activities with local people, Experience Japanese culture etc.
Other: "Video on Tokushima city: Undiscovered Tokushima, The Real Tokushima https://youtu.be/osjj3MfpnM0"
Terminal: The nearest int'l airport is Kansai (Osaka). From Osaka to the meeting point in Tokushima, it takes 3 hours by highway bus. Volunteers are recommended to arrive there one day before workcamp starts since the bus leaves early. Volunteers need to arrive at the meeting point by 13:00 on 18th and can leave there after 13:00 on 27th.