On Jan. 28th to 29th, ECOPLUS organized a workshop on snow shoveling in Shimizu, Minami-uonuma City. The villagers taught 13 participants from Kanto area and Minami-uonuma city about safety in working with heavy snow. The visitors were exposed to the culture of snow village.
A total of 13 participants aged 30\’s – 50\’s gathered from Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, Chiba, Gunma, Tochigi and Shizuoka Prefecture, as well as Minami-uonuma city, Niigata Prefecture.
On the first day, the locals lectured on snow shoveling, including safety skills and how to use the tools properly. By using shovels, snow-dumps and Koshiki, a traditional wooden snow shovel which looks like a big wooden-paddle, they learned the technique to work with snow while practicing around houses, the public toilet, etc.
You can read a detailed program report from the link below.