Pelan Village Online Media

Various guests and volunteers have documented their experience about Pelan Village online. If you’d like to read about their time staying here, please check out the links below.


 

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Rain Again

Kaori Freda, creator and manager of this English website for Pelan Village, is a WWOOF volunteer who is currently living on Chichijima. She keeps a blog about her experience living at Pelan Village (including New Years festivities) and what it is like to wake up to each new day on this tropical paradise called Ogasawara. You can learn more about WWOOFing at Pelan Village here.


 

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Architecture of Travel

Caitlin Carlier created Architecture of Travel to document and share lovely photos of lovely places, in hopes of inspiring future travel and using it as a guide to refer back to. She covers architecture in China, Japan, South Korea, India, and more. She volunteered at Pelan Village for a while through WWOOF, World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, and wrote a great piece about the village here, a post about Chika’s special peanut butter substitute recipe, and about the cozy Jungle House down the mountain path.


 

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Ludy’s Bonin Base

Ludy Sforza, the island’s translator and English tutor, created this website to introduce foreigners to the many wonders on Chichijima. Follow his blog posts to get a feel for what life is like on the island throughout the four seasons. Ludy writes about Pelan Village in this post.


 

 

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Born in Surf

This stunning surfing documentary by Nami and Matt walks the audience through contemporary surfing history through seven interviews with the island’s best surfers. The documentary  interviews Pelan Village’s Ryo Shimizu on his philosophy of surfing on the Ogasawara Archipelago. Documentary DVDs are available for sale on the website.


 

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PAPERSKY Magazine

Established in 2002 by Knee High Media Japan, this inspirational magazine makes it their mission to feature “unique stories and stunning photography which offers readers the sensation of travel”. To read about Pelan Village’s beginnings, read this article, “Memories of Island Life”.


 

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Life in Bonin Islands

This blog tracks the life of a city-dweller turned islander. There are a few cursory posts about living at Pelan Village.

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