山村塾国際ボランティア・えがおの森メンバーの活動ブログです。This is the blog of Int'l volunteers in Egaonomorim Kurogi by Sansonjuku.

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Cela fait maintenant deux mois que je suisa Egao no mori, au Japon.

Le climat est assez difficile pour moi; un jour, c’est l’ete, il fait 30 degres celcius et lelendemain, c’est l’automne, il pleut et la temperature a chute de 15 degres…bref, je suis malade pour la seconde fois… mais passons.

Cette semaine, nous avons amenage despetits barrages pour ralentir l’eau a l’entrée des champs de riz, afin qu’ellese rechauffe avant d’entrer en contact avec les jeunes pieds de riz encorefragiles.

Nous sommes aussi aller debroussailler 300metres de berge, d’une riviere dans le centre ville de Fukuoka afin de faireconnaitre Sansonjuku. Apres quoi nous sommes aller manger des sushis, puis noussommes aller nous detendre dans un bain thermal.

Aujourd’hui, nous avons participe a larestauration d’une parcelle (15m x 15m) de foret. Apres la seconde guerremondiale, Kyushu a ete quasiment recouverte de cypres. Aujourd’hui leshabitants tentent de restaurer la foret en coupant les cypres et en plantantdes feuillus mais la tache est hardu, nous parlons ici de plus de 25000km2 aretaurer…

Voila pour cette semaine.

A bientot !

I have been in Egao no mori in Japan fortwo months now.

The climate is quite difficult for me; Oneday it is summer, it is 30 degrees Celcius and the next day is autumn, it rainsand the temperature has dropped 15 degrees ... in short, I'm sick for thesecond time ... but let's move on.

This week we have set up small dams to slowdown the water at the entrance of the rice fields so that it warms up beforecoming in contact with young fragile rice feet.

We are also going to brush down 300 metersof bank, a river in the city center of Fukuoka in order to make Sansonjukuknown. After which we go to eat sushi, then we go to relax in a thermal bath.

Today, we participated in the restorationof a plot (15m x 15m) of forest. After the Second World War, Kyushu was almostentirely covered with cypres. Today the inhabitants try to restore the forestby cutting the cypres and planting hardwoods but the spot is harried, we speakhere of more than 25000km2 to restore ...

Here's for this week.

See you soon !







by egaonomori | 2017-07-11 21:06 | 里山80日 | Comments(0)





2months passed since I came here. I feelthe time is just 1week. I worried about lifestyle and communication but I likeKasahara now because member, staff and local people are kind. First objectivewas to improve my English skills. But now I get idea of difference by culture.I can know it difficult to accept difference. And I have to know the world.

Thislifestyle is far from town. Before I came here there are many things that Iwanted. But I notice there was no need. Living in nature can feel happy.

I’mvery happy to I get many memory (funny, sad…). I hope come back again.




by egaonomori | 2017-07-06 22:40 | 里山80日 | Comments(0)



I joined 80days work camp. But i just join 1 month.
Because i have to join next work camp in other country.
I get many new experience and exchange with many people.
I never forget this experience and it is good experience for next work camp.
This time i can not join plant rice event. So i will join this event next year!
I will come back again here for next year!!!


by egaonomori | 2017-06-16 15:57 | 里山80日 | Comments(0)


15 jours que je suis ici.

J’ai pu voir beaucoup de chose depuis monarrivee.

D’abord, le BBQ dont je parlais la dernierefois… plusieurs membres de Sonsanjuku c’etaient reuni pour me souhaiter labienvenue, c’etait tres sympa… je n’ai pas pu refuser de gouter au sake J

En suite, nous avons recu une douzaine depersonnes pendant deux jours, pour un evennement autour du the ou nous avonsete inite aux differentes methodes, manuelles et mecaniques, de cueillette etde sechage. Nous avons egalement visiter une manufacture familiale ou chaquecultivateur viens faire secher son the, ainsi qu’une autre plus grande, unesorte de cooperative, comme pour le vin en France.

Plus tard, un autre evennement, cet foisautour du riz ou nous avons cet fois ete inite au semi.

A chaque fois, les gens se sont montre tresaccuillants.

Et entre temps, j’ai pu couper beaucoupd’herbe avec la debroussailleuse>

Ah oui ! Et Tyako, une des chevres, a eutrois chevreaux il y a cinq jours, ils grandissent vite, ils sautent dejapartout.

15 days that I am here.

I have seen a lot since my arrival.

First of all, the BBQ I was talking aboutlast time ... several members of Sonsanjuku were gathered to welcome me, it wasvery nice ... I could not refuse to taste the sake

Some days after, we received a dozen peoplefor two days, for an event around the tea where we were initiated to thedifferent methods, manual and mechanical, picking and drying. We also visit afamily factory where each farmer comes to dry his tea, as well as another larger,a kind of cooperative, as for wine in France.

Later, another event, this time around therice where we were this time inite to the semi.

Every time, people were very welcoming.

And in the meantime, I was able to cut alot of grass with the brush cutter>

Ah yes ! And Tyako, one of the goats, hadthree kids, five days ago, they grow up fast, they jump already everywhere.








by egaonomori | 2017-05-09 21:37 | 里山80日 | Comments(0)
This Week was again Full with different work and Events. On monday we drove like six weeks ago to Kumamoto, to do Volunteer work for local farmer, which have damage from the earthquakes. We helped a vegetable farm, havesting carots (and washing & cuting sweet potatos). For working motivation, they gave us so much coffee, "we can run the wall up".
On tuesday a company noritiomitekkojyo from Yanagawa invite us to the Hakushyu festival. We visited a art exposition, the museum from the important writer Hakushyu-san. After that we went to the festival. We spent the evening on a boat like in Venice with awesome dinner and not less of sake. We drove on the canal, between art, music bands, boat-bar's, happy people and firework. It was an amacing atmosphare!!
At thursday we supported on a doll-festival in the next village. Aiko-san from the office of Sansonjuku, played a doll.
We helped to clean the walls from the village. And again the village invite us for a huge dinner with again not less of Sake. This was one of the craziest dinner I ever joined. Actually we invited after this, the full village, to our farewell Party.
At saturday we finished the bamboo forest work. I realiced that we only have a few weeks left in Kashahara...

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by egaonomori | 2016-11-24 08:54 | 里山80日 | Comments(0)


Hi, my name is Tatsuya.I want to tell about an activity on this week. On October 29, we had work with KDDI Company in the forest. We joined this event, the cooperator this event is Aiko Hara.
We had meeting point in near Tsubahara-san house, then we had orientation about this work and participants. Around 10.00 am we depart to the forest. This event had around 30-40 participnts, sorry I forgot the exactly number of the participants.
Our work here is cutting trees, wild trees that disturbing the other trees.
We separated into 3 teams, each time had same work but different spot. But after lunch, 2 volunteers and some KDDI`s worker work with Miyazono-san to cutting the big trees for boiler. Also, some people help carry woods for boiler into the truck. Around 15.30 our work was finished, and we come back to the first meeting point (Tsubahara-san), and then when KDDI`s worker left, we also come back to Egaonomori.
See you!
by egaonomori | 2016-11-23 08:53 | 里山80日 | Comments(0)
Hi, I'm Umam from Indonesia. I'm an 80 days volunteer member in Sansonjuku, the project is called Kurogi Workcamp.

Many works we had here. In this week, closed by harvesting rice and milling rice on Sunday. Around 44 people, many kids joined this activities. We had a lot of fun with them. In the morning, we start harvest rice on Tsubaharasan's rice fields. We cut rice on rice field and tie up rice then drape it onto the bamboo. Then we ate lunch with them in Tsubaharasan's house. Not indoor but outdoor with long table and chairs. That's my first time to eat like this way.



On the afternoon, we milling rice with ancient machine. Very traditional way. We use feet and hand to turn on the machine. But, we use modern machine to separate rice and rice skin after that. The last activities that we had in this week was very fun.



by egaonomori | 2016-11-11 23:50 | 里山80日 | Comments(0)
Konnichiwa ! My name is Ferdi, I am from Germany and 18 years old.

Last week we did a lot of different work. We cutet old Bamboo, planted new vegetabels on the vegetable field and helped some artists to clean an old campsite and prepare it for an exposition next week.

This work made a lot of fun and it was great to work togheter with the artists from Fukuoka. Next week they are going to stay some nights in Egao no Mori during the exposition and we are looking forward to a lot of nice evenings with them.
At saturday and sunday 6 Takarabako members stayed in Egao no Mori. It was a nice time we spent together and it was a lot of fun to play dodgeball and basketball with them in the gym. Also the Saturday evening was great. We did a firework and after that we enjoyed an evening with a lot of talks and fun. In 7 days we will have our 4-days vacations and last week we started to making plans where we want to go and what we want to see.


by egaonomori | 2016-10-17 16:06 | 里山80日 | Comments(0)
Hello together, my name is Luca and i came from Germany.
In this week we hat a lot of different work and experience together. But i just will write about one of my biges experience of this week.

I write about Sunday 25th September. At 5:30 we wakeed up and drofe with the bus of Sansonjuku to Kumamoto. This is an aria, ther was May 2016 a  teribal earthquake.

 We suport Sumiko san,transport wood for chitake mushroom。This wood was high in the mountain and we brought down to a near forest her home. 
This stil strong women Sumiko san,can’t transprot all the wood alone. On this day we gave all 150% to transport this wood. We made to groups, one group on mountain and one in the forest.

Sumiko san show how us how strong she is. But also i could see, how exhausted she is.In this moment we want to say googbye, she go to ever one of us and say arigatou. In the same time her eys going wet.

 This was an intensive emotional moment for me. I realized how importend volutary work is. After this hard work and also emotional moment we went to hot spring and took in a resturant diner. But all the time we spoke about this emotional moment and about the eartquake in Kumamoto.

This was a special, emotional,hard and wounderfull, long day. 



by egaonomori | 2016-10-01 21:08 | 里山80日 | Comments(0)
My name is Tatsuya Yoshikuni.
Last week is rais field of mowing and firewood carry.
Rais field of mowing is finishu.



by egaonomori | 2016-09-24 00:36 | 里山80日 | Comments(0)