第二日目、地域ツアーの後半と、最初のグループワークを実施しました! DAY 2, the second half of the regional tour and the first group work were conducted!

On the second day, the second half of the study tour of the region will take place during the day, and the group work will begin finally in the afternoon!

The study tour menu includes a tour of mountain forest tourism, a tour of lifelong learning, roadside stations, and childcare-related facilities, a tour of “reservoirs” incorporated into the urban area, and a tour of Nango Park and Kameyama Castle Ruins.

During the tour of tourism in the mountains and forests, we visited Miura-Seizai, a lumber company in Higashibetsujimachi, to hear about the importance of restoring public interest in the mountains and forests, including a unique method of wood drying called bio-drying that is being used in Kameoka and the “Kameoka Satoyama Sauna” that Miura plans to build through crowdfunding.

Students were drawn in by Mr. Miura’s storytelling skills….

On this site, they will develop “Satoyama Sauna,” an action to raise people’s interest in satoyama.

Mr. Yamawaki, head of the Kameoka City Forestry Association, spoke about the challenges of forestry, which require many years of work, the importance of local circulation of forest resources, and his educational efforts to restore citizens’ interest in the mountains.

The goal of today’s work is to write down what information each group has absorbed for their mission from the tours they have taken so far this day and to come up with an idea sheet for work to be done tomorrow.

In addition to this, the tour included a visit to Galleria Kameoka for lifelong learning, a roadside station, and childcare-related facilities, followed by a visit to Yasumachi Great Pond, a reservoir incorporated into the urban area, and a tour of Nango Park and Kameyama Castle Ruins.

Returning to the conference room at Sanga Stadium, group discussions immediately followed.

Some groups were transported by city hall vehicles to sites they were unable to visit on the tour, such as Heiwa Pond, and conducted site surveys, including talking to residents.

Mr. Nakao of the Kashiwabara Heiwa Pond Flood Disaster Lore Society spoke on site about the damage caused when Heiwa Pond, a dam, was breached in 1951.

This is Kyo Sudare Kawasaki, which we visited after Heiwa Pond. We were told that “Makoma” , which grows in wetlands in the mountains, is a good material for making high-quality yoshizu.

At the table of the group during the break, there are traces of everyone’s discussions.
It seems that some specific ideas have already emerged….

We are looking forward to tomorrow’s interim presentation.

Thanks for the sincere participation in the two-day tour and the first face-to-face group discussion!

We would also like to thank Mr. Miura of Miura Seizai, Mr. Yamawaki of the Kameoka City Forestry Cooperative Association, Mr. Nakao of the Kashiwabara Heiwa-ike Flood Disaster Lore Society, and everyone else at City Hall who gave so many talks today during the participating students’ tour.