Click here if you would like to read an overview of my 3 months wwoofing experience in Japan.
This is where i had my best wwoofing experience out of all. It's also the only place that i didn't pre-plan. I got to know about this place from a taiwanese wwoofer that i met at my Hiroshima wwoofing place. When she told me how environmentally-friendly the owner of this place is, I had a very strong feeling that i will be able to click with the host very well. Which was true! :)
Another reason for going there was because i really wanted to go to Kamikatsu, a zero waste town, but i had a hard time finding a way to get there (it's a very small town in quite a secluded area). I was secretly hoping that the owner of this place will take me there, since he is so environmentally conscious, he probably will be keen to visit a zero-waste town too. That's what i thought back then. haha. And yes, he did brought me there :D
My Kagawa host is a musician who plays the Djembe and he's really good at it. He owns an event hall which he frequently hold concerts at; farm, and 2 guest houses. I got to experience so much during my 2 weeks there! The main tasks that were required includes feeding his animals (cats, dogs, goats, and chickens, rabbit), weeding his garden, harvesting food from his mini farm, making beer, and cleaning the house.
One thing i like about him is that he will always try to give you tasks that you like to do. "What are you good at or what do you like to do?", that was what he asked me right at the beginning. I told him that i like photography so he assigned me to help him take pictures of his newly renovated guest houses.
I was also assigned to do some art and craft, craving the guest house's signboard with my very novice skill.
I helped out with 2 events during my stay there, a music event and a free food event where i shared about my working experience at The Food Bank Singapore.
There were a couple of times that he had outside gigs to attend to, and most of the time he will take wwoofers along. It's really fun to be attending so many interesting events/concerts.
He also organised regular drum workshops and the best thing is wwoofers can join in too! We also had an opportunity to perform with him once! It was so stressful but fun!
I love how his place is filled with so much positive energy. He is extremely concern about the wellness of the people around him and emphasizes a lot about being happy. I met 3 other wwoofers when i was there and we had so much fun together!
I like working with him so much that i'm actually heading back there soon to officially work for him. haha. Sooooo i hope to see you there! I'm sure you will have lots of fun especially with me around. HAHA. ;)