Renowned pianist Noriko Ogawa will be performing a special appeal concert in aid of the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal at Kings Place on Wednesday 30 March. Here she talks about the disaster that has devastated her country and the music she has chosen to perform
Art for Japan is a project founded entirely on the goodwill of the art and design community. We rely on our friends, colleagues and media partners to spread the word and help us create change for the people of Japan. If you believe in the cause, forward our details to as many people as you can, like us on Facebook and of course, buy some art.
Japan is now in a very critical situation due to the 9.0 Magnitude Earthquakes, Tsunamis and a Crisis in Nuclear Power Plants, causing unprecedented causalities in Japanese history.
As of today, here is the latest situation (National Police Agency).
- Death and missing toll is more than 20,000 of March 20, 2011.
- Number of evacuees is around 350,000.
- More than 14,500 houses were totally destroyed and/or washed away.
In order to help the victims of the disaster, we are seeking your assistance for donation in following ways:
In just four weeks, the 2:46 Quakebook project has turned an idea first voiced in a single tweet, into a rich collection of essays, artwork and photographs submitted by indivdiuals around the world, including people who endured the disaster and journalists who covered it.
2:46 — Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake contains a piece by Yoko Ono, and work created specifically for the book by authors William Gibson, Barry Eisler and Jake Adelstein.
『2:46 — Aftershocks』（通称 #quakebook）はひとつのつぶやきから始まり、3月11日の東日本大震災の被災者を支援するために生まれたチャリティー本です。
Our Man In Abiko (@ourmaninabiko)が発案し、Twitter上で投稿者と制作ボランティアを募り本の制作を提案しました。被災者の想いをはじめオノ・ヨーコ、ウィリアム・ギブスン、バリー・アイスラーなど海外からのメッセージも多く集まり、一週間ほどで一冊の本になりました。この本は近く発売され、売り上げは販売元の手数料を含め100％日本赤十字社へ寄付されます。
Artists Help Japan is a charity movement initiated by Dice Tsutsumi, an art director at Pixar Animation Studios who was also behind 2008 Totoro Forest Project to help preserve Sayama Forest in Japan and Sketchtravel Project, to gather the force of communities of artists and creative minds around the world.
We believe artists have special roles to contribute to the society.
Within a week, 10 art communities from LA, San Francisco, New York, Paris, Toronto and Pittsburgh have signed up to do fund raising events to contribute to this movement. We are calling for more artists communities to join the forces of Artists Help Japan Movement.
I want to raise awareness of a very special lady’s mission to collect crucial items for the estimated 250,000 people displaced by the Tohoku Pacific earthquake on 11th March 2011.
Her name is Caroline Pover and you can find her details here but for ease of reading I’ve copied her latest post here so you can see what she needs and where she is going to be in the UK over the next few weeks.
Please help in any way you can.
Publicity – share this everywhere!
Donations, whether monetary of practical will be much appreciated.
At the time of writing (1415 GMT), Caroline is currently in the Plymouth Guildhall car park collecting items NOW!!
And not only Colombia, but the whole world!
I know I can’t do much, but I believe that our prayers will be heard in heaven…
Japan (and other affected countries) we want you to know that you’re not alone…
Please be strong and don’t give up!