Working as volunteer in the forests of Mie... funny, but extremely tiring !! (40 degrees Celsius in August !!!)
We had to cut the grass to prepare the land for planting new trees. It has been interesting and very formative working with local people of the village (Omiya).
Favorite thing: Everywhere you went in the Ise Shrine Village people were selling these 'lucky cats'. As you can see by this photo they came in all sorts of shapes and sizes!
Favorite thing: Sample the traditional (and very sticky) sweets which have been made here in the same way for many years.