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Code: NICE1258-12
Country: Japan
Region: Fukushima
Title: Hanawa
Start date: 03 August 2012
End date: 18 August 2012
Project type: Cultural
Ages: 18 - 70
Partner organisation: NICE
UNA Exchange Placement Fee: £150.00 find out about costing
Work: Volunteers will join the summer festival called Toro Nagashi, a memorial service for Japanese ancestors, which is celebrated by making a lantern and floating it down a river. We will make large Toro for the festival in this workcamp. Through workcamps, the local community will be much more activated, redeveloping pride for their community. Volunteers will mainly help and join the festival by making four big lanterns) and hundreds of small lanterns together with local students. You can design your own large Toro in this festival. It will be physically challenging work.
Location: A small town in the southern part of Fukushima.
Accommodation: Public Sports Center.
Special remarks: TERMINAL : Tokyo. ; STUDY THEME : n/a. ; SPECIAL REMARKS : Volunteers should have an interest in Japanese culture, making big lanterns. Volunteers should bring a sleeping bag and mat. ; EXTRA FEE : n/a.

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