was our wwoofing experience? (Zoé, Clémence, Anaïs, Sarah)
We were 4 girls and we stayed for 1 week at Santo-san house. When we
arrived, we were surprised because we slept in a traditional house next to
their house, it was very cold at the beginning because we were in March. Each
one of us had a bedroom and we had a few heaters. The house was not very well
isolated with rustic furniture. For the shower, they have outside baths which
are heated with wood. After a long day it is relaxing!
Kentaro-san and Makiko-san are really nice with us. Makiko-san brought
us a snack for the breaks. We had one day off on Friday; we went to museums.
Kentaro-san shew us some of his sculptures, he is very talented. Then, they
invited us to the restaurant and onsen. It was such a great day!
Every day we woke up at 4:45am because at 5am began the morning study
and then we helped them cleaning the house, walking with the dog etc. The
breakfast is at 7am.
The meal time was always a pleasure, we laughed a lot and learn much
about Japanese habits.
We had different tasks to do, the work was hard and the tools
traditional, but the family doesn’t give us deadlines.
We have discovered their culture, we have cooked mochi and gyoza and
learned a lot about the Japanese lifestyle.
Thank you for your welcome, it was such a pleasure to meet you and we
hope to see you again!