This program involves a 150 year old farmhouse typical in the south-eastern Yamanashi region with its distinctive structure. Following more than 10 years of no use, this house will be restored over a series of six workshops and house-restoration lectures. For those who want to learn about old house restoration and Japan’s old house building heritage, this program will offer an excellent hands-on learning opportunity. Actual operations of this workshop series will be conducted by Mr. Osawa, the founding principal of the JMRA Minka School. He is also designated as a JMRA Minka Restoration Architect.（Organizer Sub committees：JMRA MINKA Otasuketai /JMRA MINKA Mchidukuri-bukai ）
※Rain:Will be held
The first workshop held on July 23-24 started with a theme of “To Understand Kominka”. The first day was dedicated to walking around the house’s surroundings, and studying the house history through a slide show from photo albums left in the house. The participants spent the second day surveying folk tools and silk warm raising devices left in the house. Some findings were truly eye-popping
|Location||Kawaura Mitomi Yamanashi-shi Yamanashi-ken|
|Access||By train: By JR Chuo Line. Get off at Yamanashi-shi Station, 45mins by bus|
By car: Via the Chuo Expressway. 40 mins from the Katsunuma Exit
（Parking space at the house location available. An advance notice/call is requested.）
|Time・Place||The Saturday workshops: Starting at 11:00am|
The Sunday workshops: Starting at 10:00am
At the house location
※participants must be at least 13 years old.
※This program is designed for non-professionals in house building.
|Participation Fees||JPY28,000、JMRA Members: JPY21,000、Children (Up to 15 years old) JPY15,000|
※Included in the participation fees:Volunteer Insurance included in the participation fee. ※Additional:Participants are responsible for their own lunch, a room or hotel arrangement, transportation expenses to and from the workshop location.※For those interested in over-night staying at a restored old farmhouse, we will provide information on Koshu Minka Johokan “Moshimoshi House” in the Kamijyo district, a 30 min drive from the workshop location. One fee a night for the entire house with a thatched roof for up to 20 people (no food provided).
※An areal map and the bus schedule will be provided to the participants.
|Payment||For your participation fee payment, we will email you our bank account information.
※We are sorry that a timing would be a bit tight for the acceptance email and your fee payment. If no email from us by Aug17 (W), please contact us.
|Contact on Workshop Days||Mobile: 090-8594-7246（Takumi Osawa)|
|Others||✓ Clothes: Work clothes, a rain jacket, work gloves (we will provide a work helmet) |
✓ Memo: A pencil with an eraser, a memo notebook, a convex (over 3 meters), a flashlight, a headlight