We run a free range poultry farming in a rural by the sea in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture. In spring and summer, my husband goes skin diving to catch natural seafood from the Japanese sea. There is a secluded ocean just a short distance from the house, and a beach house is open only in the summer.
We are doing a reuse house, a house that is like an experiment in living by making use of someone’s unneeded items.
I had only lived in Tokyo all my life, and since I had a large amount of time off, I made the choice to "live in the countryside," which I had never experienced before. What the most impressive thins was that I experienced whole process of eating chickens from catch them to eatable. It was a valuable experience that allowed me to feel how we live once again. We also had many other experiences that brought us into contact with nature, such as fishing, picking up trash from beach, logging, and campfires. But the most enjoyable experience of all was that our host introduced us to many friends and we had a lot of drinking parties. I was able to learn a lot about the local area and once again feel the joy of connecting with people. They also had two children, so I was able to experience living with them. I thought it was comfortable that the atmosphere was different from that of Tokyo, as they did not ask for anything in return, but just wanted to have a good time together. They told us to "come as if you were at a relative's house," and in the end we really felt that way, and have been returning to Kaga ever since. I was introduced to all kinds of people by my hosts, they generously spent time with me, and they really treated me like family, which left the strongest impression on me.
(20's / Male / May / 1 month)
I participated wanting to learn about poultry farming and how to butcher chickens. In addition, I had the opportunity to learn games and table tennis from elementary school children, interact with local residents, and get involved in a regional revitalization event with university students who happened to be gathered. It was a week full of various experiences. I also learned about the concept of utilizing local resources for feeding chickens to produce eggs that are consumed locally. At gatherings with newcomers and locals, everyone was passionately pursuing their interests, which I found inspiring, and it made me want to live my life in a similar fashion. Thank you very much!
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