Organization: NICE (Never-ending International workCamps Exchange)

Details: In spite of the town’s wonderful local heritage and coal pit history, depopulation (especially of youth) is a serious problem here similarly to many other parts of the country side in Japan. We aim to help with nature conservation and prepare the festival, activate the area through workcamps. We will cut bamboo in maintenance of the forest by which we can contribute to nature conservation through global voluntary power. We will use these bamboos to make the lanterns of the garden.

Background: Organized together with Volanty (VO) since 1997. VO used to cooperate with local group which maintains the forest and coordinates the bamboo lantern festival.

Duration: October 2012; December 2012

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Nature: Workcamp

Region: Asia/International

Source of Information: Website of NICE