Here at Peace Culture Village, we work together to learn peace in a concrete, hands-on way. One way to get involved at PCV is to participate in a Peace Camp--a structured, wholistic, peace culture experience. While each camp has a different theme, the basic Peace Camp schedule consists of (1) lectures and discussion about peace culture and (2) workshops on specific themes relevant to peaceful living, taught by local experts. Peace Camps typically are weekend-long experiences, lasting 3 days and 2 nights.
Upcoming Peace Camps
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Past Peace Camps
Renovation and Appropriate Technology
Renovation and White Plaster
Hiroshima Peace Culture Study Tour
This weekend-long camp focused on the concept of peace culture and applying it to our daily lives. On the first day, participants had a tour of the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Museum with former Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation chairman, Steven Leeper. We then relocated to Konu-cho, where we visited the Carter Center and Peace Culture Village and discussed strategies to incorporate peace culture into daily life.
For those who cannot commit to a full weekend-long Peace Camp, we also offer one-day workshops on similar peace culture themes.
|October 28, 2017||
Fabric Dyeing and Kimono Workshop
Peace Culture Village will hold a full-day workshop on traditional Japanese dyeing techniques and kimono making. Our instructor, Junko Shinno, is the owner of Joge Style, a shop that sells, rents and dresses people in antique kimono. During the workshop, she will teach us to dye silk scarves (recycled kimono lining) using different blends of tea leaves. Afterwards, we will relocate to a traditional Japanese home where we will try on kimono and have a photoshoot. See more information here.
Making a Rocket Stove Mass Heater
With winter quickly approaching, participants of this day-long workshop worked under professional carpenter Keizo Ishioka to build a rocket stove mass heater. Rocket stoves use less fuel than conventional wood-burning stoves and cost as little as $10 to make, making for an eco-friendly and cost-effective heating mechanism.
We hold leisurely weekend tours (2 days, 1 night) once per month for those who want a glimpse into life at PCV, outside of a skills-based camp or workshop. Ideal for people with busy lives or looking for a retreat from the city, the program includes ample "free time" for participants to relax, go on a walk, play with our cats, do farm work, sightsee in the Konu area, nap, etc. It also features homemade pizza using organic, healthy ingredients and made in our pizza oven. The basic schedule is below:
|1pm: Opening, lunch, self introductions||7:30am: Community work (optional)|
|2pm: PCV campus tour||8:30am: Breakfast|
|3pm: Free time||9:30am: Free time|
|5pm: Make dinner together||12:30pm: Pizza party|
|6:30pm: Dinner||2pm: Free time|
|8pm: Free time||5pm: Closing|
We strive to make our events as affordable as possible. Instead of charging a set rate for Weekend Tours, we ask that participants kindly make a donation. Our village runs off of the generous donations of our visitors and we greatly need and appreciate the support.
How to RSVP
To sign up for one of our Weekend Tours, please contact Ryoichi Kondo at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 050-5535-0895. We ask that you make your reservation at least 3 days in advance. When you do, please inform us of your name, address, the number of people who will come with you, and your transportation method (car, bus, train, etc.).
Upcoming Weekend Tours
Saturday, November 11 - Sunday, November 12 (*During free time we will participate in a local rocket stove convention)
Saturday, December 16 - Sunday, December 17 (*During free time we will participate in the PCV Christmas Party)