It is a project intended to send our warm hearts to the victims of this tragedy, by wearing T-shirts designed by popular
artists around the world. They have contributed artworks for this special purpose. To support an early recovery,
part of the proceeds will be donated to the local governments of disaster-affected prefectures.
Our contribution of 82,800 yen was sent to "Koi Art Nobori" project (http://wa-art.com/), one of the aid projects of BGFund
(G/Art, B/Bunka(culture) and F/Fund)(http://arts-fukkou.blogspot.com/), founded by the Association for Corporate Support of the Arts. M size in white for the heavy type is now available. Please hurry to order.
Any act of kindness goes a long way. The sale of these t-shirts to aid those in need are a heartfelt way of showing kindness in difficult times.
Paula Sanz Caballero
I am grateful for being invited to participate in this project so attractive in the creative side. But more importantly, I hope our contribution will be a little help for the reconstruction of Eastern Japan.
I WORKED FOR MORE THAN A DECADE FOR JAPAN ,REPRESENTED BY TAIKO HASEGAWA IN TOKYO,I DISCOVERED THROUGH HER AND MY MANY TRAVELS THE JAPANESE CULTURE, THE ART OF LIVING, THE REFINE BEAUTY, ELEGANT SECRECY,CONTEMPLACY,AUDACITY AND RESPECT.MY JAPANESE EXPERIENCE LED ME TO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING IN MY PICTURAL QUEST FOR A TRAIT AS PURE AS SENSITIVE, JAPAN GAVE ME A LOT IT IS MY TIME IN A VERY HUMBLE WAY TO GIVE BACK. “japon,moi ,toi,nous” (japan,me you, us) :MY CALL, MY VOICE, TO DO, TO GIVE ,TO LOVE.
I wish the best luck with bringing back the beautiful green scenery of Tohoku, where children can play and live safely. I chose this image hoping that it would cheer up people there recovering from this disaster.
I am grateful for this invitation which will allow me to bring my small contribution to support the general reconstruction efforts. Adults and children will all work together for we all wish to bring back that beautiful green Tohoku Region as soon as can be.
I cannot find wards easily, but I believe in the recovery of people's lives and hearts. I just do whatever I can to help them.
The world has changed, because of the earthquake, tsunami and radiation. Lots of adults and children were caught in this disaster. I hope we will see some bright lights in Japan in the near future.
How wonderful the nomal life is!We will be able to recover from the disaster if we don't forget that.
What we can do from where we are, which is far away from the devastated areas, is quite limited. However, if we believe that even a small number of smiling faces we can expected, we would like to continur our work. Let's live together through this difficult time.
There is a language that goes further than words: this is painting.
So, I hope to communicate to Japanese people the force to create big dreams, to fly over distruction in their hearts, with my coloured language.
I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the people of Japan in the face of horrific earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. My thoughts and prayers are with those suffering in this events. I am still shocked from the sheer size of the catastrophe that has struck Japan. But I am also proud to witness the strength, focus and optimism of the japanese people rebuilding their country.
Darkness is the land where best things can bear, unfortunately.Necessity creates new ideas, incentives, creativity and flowery life.
This is the perfect moment for rebuilding a new Japan and a new Japanese point of view, learning from the past to paint a fantastic future.The rage of land and sea(earthquake and tsunami) let us think about death’s meaning, but above all let us think about life and her richness.
Greetings Japan!Michael Sanderson here. I've always been fascinated with japanese culture and aesthetics, it's always been a fundamental influence in my work-- Especially the quirkiness. That sort of attitude is shared in Portland and which is why I'm so happy to be based here, and In Portland we have a motto that says "Keep Portland Weird" to Japan I say " Keep Japan quirky" No matter what. Best of luck in your efforts to rebuild and my sincerest sympathies to those who lost homes and loved ones in the wake of this terrible tragedy.
it's hard to believe what happened!
We keep on following the evolution of the situation and we are all witness of your courage and willpower and how you, as nation, are a close-knit family. We look up to you and we would like to be like you.
We read about all the international helps you received, concrete big helps that we hope will give you more chances to win your fight. With our small contribute to this project we know we are just a drop in an endless ocean, but, here in Italy, there is byword: “la goccia scava la pietra”, that means “the drop cut into the stone”... The little help of every singol person could build the strenght and the safety of everybody. We hope to be for you one of that little drops.
Even little by little, we all wish to move forward in a positive way.
We will share this sadness and move forward together. Although this is all I can in the form of participating in this project, at the moment, I would like to visit Tohoku region to give any help. It may take some time for recovery, but I will always keep this in mind and reflect on my behavior.
I would like to be any of help for those when they step forward for the recovery, even though my contribution is so small.
There is no doubt that the concept of values by the Japanese has changed significantly. How we "view Japan" by each one of use will be a key to happiness. Rather than going back to where we were, let's find out a new way for our future.
Jo Lynn Alcorn
As an artist, I have always been inspired by the art and culture of Japan and kept an eye on what goes on there. So it has made me very sad and worried to watch the country go through the recent terrible tragedy. How can a person, a family, a town, or a country recover from such destruction? And yet they can and do, through the sheer power of the human spirit. I send you my heartfelt wishes for your speediest recovery in the areas hit by the earthquake and tsunami, and for the healing of the whole nation's hearts and minds.
Izumi Shikibu, "Although the Wind...":
Although the wind
blows terribly here,
the moonlight also leaks
between the roof planks
of this ruined house.
You are a strong and dignified people, and your determined resolve is an inspiration to us all.
IN LUST AND TRUST
Our thoughts goes to all of Japan's people. Despite the big disaster we know that a big nation like Japan will raise again. We hope that our contribution is a bit on the way for the restoration of your country.
Our hearts go out to those victims of this disaster. I am trying to save electricity and continue my work to provide people with illustrations. Wishing for an early recovery for my loving Japan.
Lots of beautiful mountains, fields, and seaside towns were lost by the disaster. Thinking of such sadness that those people are facing now is really heart-wrenching. I wish for the soonest recovery, so that the children can bring back smiles on their faces.
My sincere sympathies to the victims of the great earthquake and tsunami on March 11. Wishing for a slow but steady step-by-step recovery soon.
On the day when the earthquake occurred, I lost words to see the footage of the devastating Tsunami. We all worry about radiation now. People who had to evacuate by leaving their pets and animals, just like their family members, or others who are still left with their familly member animals. Or people who are producing food like fruits, vegetables and rice, or those who used to fish. While it is heart-breaking to think of those poeple, a large numbe of mothers who are raising their babies are so worried about the food safety. Wishing for an early recovery, and wearing these T-shirts will remind us of our own new way of life.
I 've always had some vague idea of doing something for someone since that disater. I am glad to participate in this Aid program as one of such ideas. I drew animals and hope this will help people in any way.
"after the flood, the sun will rise again"
S a j i/Miki Sajima
Lots of love and hugs. People can be kind and happy by sharing their feelings. I wish that people's hearts can unite and become like a big family.
I know many people in Tohoku Region who are very patient and kind hearted. I hope they can move forward to find some hope.
Lots were deprived, and gone with the wind. No way that we are OK. Everybody is making efforts to live their own life. We do what we can to help them, with love and hope.
I think it is important that the people who were fortunate enough to escape the disaster should remember this tragedy. Continuation is the power.
I wish that the ocean will become tranquil and gentle, and it will give us joy once again. I wish all the smiles and cheerful faces will come back as soon as possible.
My sincere sympathies to all the victims of this disaster. The still troublesome situation of Fukushima nuclear plant is giving us a terrible pain and anger at the same time. Out precious resources are not a convenient nuclear power, but keeping crisp air, water, green mountains and animals, for the next generation. I believe that this tragedy of earthquake and nuclear plant will give us another energy to strongly face other possible disasters, and make a new Japan where we can coexist with the nature.
Illustrated by Em
My dearest and deepest thoughts to everybody in Japan. Together we can help your great country back on its feet again!