Friday, March 18, 2011

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Effort

Japan is one of the most beautiful country in the world, the super polite people, the beautiful views, and the food... omg the food. I miss the food there the most. I had been to Japan in the summer of 2009, which I had detailed all 10 days here. And it was one of my most memorably trips. Japanese culture had also been one of the most influential in my life, I practically grew up reading Japanese manga and hell, I even draw in that style!

So you could imagine the shock and sadness that I felt when I heard of the earthquake and following tsunami that hit Japan last week. The first thing I did was get in contact with all my dear friends currently in Japan. Thankfully they are in the south or middle section, so they are okay, although I do have a friend in Tokyo itself. The status of the nuclear plant in Fukushima is really worrisome.

However, those aside, I would like to do whatever I can to help. Aside of donating myself to the Japan relief fund, I had made a simple bracelet for sale in my shop as well to raise funds.

I had named this the Rising Sun, and 100% of the proceeds will be going to Global Giving Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief fund. (minus shipping charges of course) The bracelet will be kept in the shop for as long as it needs to be.

Also, please click this link to read about the Twitter updates from the people in Japan itself, it brought a tear to my eye. People say that humans show their true faces in desperate times, and if this is what Japanese are like in the face of calamity, they definitely deserve all the help they can get and more. :')

Aside from me, there are a lot of wonderful artisans on Etsy that are contributing their work as well, please do visit this treasury featuring all these wonderful people!


Anonymous said...

we want to donate for the japan relief please can you let our organization know where is to donate officially as everywhere its fake

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