It all started in the village of Chertsey, UK, with a couple of kids who wrote a message for Japan. We got inspired and wanted to write more.So one day the three of us walked round Chertsey (UK) and asked people if they’d like to send a message to Japan.We were actually a bit nervous; the English are not traditionally very forthcoming with messages “from the heart”, and we had no idea what their reaction would be. Some of the people we know, but many we had never spoken to before. However, we walked into their shops waving paper and pens and a huge great camera … and they welcomed us. They really wanted to do this. “I’d LOVE to send a message to Japan, PLEASE”; “It’s so terrible what has happened”; “I WISH I could help more” – this is what we heard, again and again.So here they are – messages for Japan.
To show Japan all the thoughts and love going out to them from here in NY, I set up a special “Message-to-Japan” photo booth at theUnite for Japan fundraising event. Guests were given whiteboards where they wrote, drew & expressed their support for Japan during these hard times. I hope you hear our messages Japan. Gambatte.