Got this email report from my friends Toru and Natalia. Interesting commentary and photos. They do great art work and workshops for childern around the country. They are gathering donated goods and will continue to do so for some time. Please read below for details as to how you can contribute. For more detail info please go to their website here. www.oak-to-all-relations.com
They also have a cool message T-shirt for sale with all proceeds going to earthquake charity. “No Nuke” T-shirt! I gotta get one.
Dear Friends in Japan and throughout the world.
7 Nature Usagi Kids Relief Assistance Team have delivered the relief supplies donated from Miyagi-Sendai Port-Watari and held the Earth Kids Workshop in the evacuation center of Okuma Elementary School. We presented the messages written on a 10-meter cloth by children from eastern and western Japan to people in the evacuation center, and received another 10-meter massage from them to everyone in the country. When I visited the evacuation center and areas that had been affected by tsunami, what I felt most strongly was that the supplies were not enough. A lot of supplies were delivered at first and it seemed that many areas had once put a STOP to the supplies. Then medias turned their focus to Fukushima, and no continuous information has been provided since then, resulting in the necessary supplies being kept out. When I talked with people who have been affected by the disaster, they said they wished people, even just curious onlookers, can come to the area and look at the actual state by themselves. The area that has been destroyed by tsunami is in eastern Japan, about 500 km long and 2 to 3 km wide. Even everyone in Japan came to help, it wouldn’t be enough. I felt that a support system with a long span of around 5 to 10 years is essential for the recovery. Children in the evacuation center were so energetic that I felt that we are the one who got encouraged.
Donation of relief supplies for children is continuously appreciated.
The needs of supplies may change from time to time in the future, right now they need new clothes for children, toys, snacks, stationery, everyday sundries, new underwear (adult/ child), baby items, daily necessities (insect repellent, fabric softener, kitchen bleach, shampoo, rinse), etc.
Please send to:
7 Nature Usagi Kids Relief Assistance Division
Nishi Ochiai 4-12-8-103,
Shinjuku, Tokyo 161-0031
Oak-to-all-relations, a member of 7Nature Usagi Team, produced the “Everyone is an Earthist” T-shirts for kids relief assistance.
T-shirts designed by Oak-to-all-relations for the relief assistance of the earthquake are now available. All the profit after postage fee will be used as the expenses to help people who have been affected by the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and to buy aid supplies needed for the recovery of the disaster area. We will keep you posted on the relief assistance activities of 7 Nature Usagi on our blog. Thank you in advance for your warm support.
We wish to offer our deep condolences for those who perished in the disaster and our sincere sympathy to those who have been affected by the tragedy.
There are two colors: white or gray; and six sizes: S/ M/ L or Youth S/ M/ L. Youth S size is about the same as XS for female. If you would like to order two colors/ sizes or more, please specify in the message box. For example, white M size 2, gray S size 1.
Please send your order to the email below:
The price is 20Euro per T-shirts, postage excluded.(Europe,USA,The other country)
The price is 2,500Yen,Postage Included(Japan)
Thank you for prepaying in advance. We will send you our bank account information for payment by email after we have received the order. We appreciate your payment within 7 days after the order. Your order will be sent out within 10 days by letter pack EMS after we confirm the payment,
* Bank transfer fee is your responsibility. *
Thank you in advance for your continuous support.