Visual artist to help with social media marketing for our cafe in a city near Tokyo, Japan



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  • Description


    We want a capable visual artist. You either do video with editing etc. or seriously accomplished photo work. We are an organic/vegetarian foods importer and cafe operator. Cafe is 19 years old on a beautiful mountain stream. Importing organic foods for 31 years. We work directly with farmers and small producers across all 5 continents. Staff are from over 8 countries. We compost all raw waste, have a large solar array and super insulated buildings. We try to be sustainable.

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If simply helping out with gardening etc we would do room plus ¥900/hour worked in cafe or gardening. But that alone is not enough. We want to collaborate with a visual artist. For someone bringing a skill such as videographer, visual artist or accomplished social media manipulator. ( quality instagram or short video clips) we will pay more, much more. We are situated in stunning nature, on a swimmable stream, acres of fields and flower, mountains for hiking, natural rock wall if you do such. All within 10 minute walk of Cafe. Cafe is 70 minutes to Shibuya on normal train. (500 yen). We are a multinational group Taiwanese, French, Filipino, Japanese, American, British, Australia and others. We have been part of the organic scene for 30 years in Japan. Working can be both hard and fun at same time. Our location is stunning and we are supportive of each other. We built (as in hammer and saw) our 3 story wooden barn which houses our cafe, import company and home. We work with farmers and producers on all 5 continents. We like to share reasons and processes. We like to learn from the people we meet. Please visit us.

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    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

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    We want to meet and work with a visual artist/videographer. But we have to agree to paying a minimum for basic gardening or cafe to get listed. We will pay ¥900/hour. But we want to pay much more in exchange for the following. We want to work together to produced content, documenting our cafe. We will pay more for this and help you build a portfolio. We have operated a cafe for 19 years. We would like to photograph and more importantly create videos about our farming (garlic and peanuts), our cafe foods and drinks, our events (market days, cooking classes, garlic farming) and other things.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Japanese, Mandarin, Tagalog, French,Taiwanese

  • Accommodation


    On site in a three story wooden building we built ourselves. AC, bathroom, kitchen, bedding. A multi room share apartment and owners often share dinner time together. This only works if you are into teamwork

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    What else ...

    We are 5 minutes to station of suburban train to Tokyo in 70 minutes. A 1300 year old Korean founded temple is down the street. Great environment. Nature abounds.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    flexible, related to work being done

Host ref number: 847134653548