Building a Thatched-Roof, Building New Bonds

Hometown Stories

27m 15s
Broadcast on November 6, 2022 Available until November 6, 2024

In a mountainous area in Wakayama Prefecture, a group of young people wanted to renovate a thatched-roof house to help attract visitors. With no experience or money, they relied on a local custom called yui that promotes mutual assistance. They recruited friends, local residents and professionals. One young team member even moved to the area to help make the project a reality. This is the story of how yui helped them overcome numerous challenges and create a lasting asset for the community.

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