Pulled from my dedicated blog: iokei.com
OK, fundraising hat on again after a busy few weeks.
I was pointed to this article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/11/japanese-tsunami-survivors-search-for-mementos
Officials have distributed plans of the homes, which will at last give refugees some privacy. Outside Kamaishi, workers have laid foundations, erected walls and installed pipes. Prime minister Naoto Kan has promised that all 125,000 evacuees will have a temporary home – which will be free for three years – by August’s O-Bon holiday. “We have a good chance in the lottery. They are giving priority to the elderly,” says 85-year-old geisha Chikano Fujima, who plays a tune on a shamisen -three-stringed instrument – donated by a geisha from Kyoto, earning applause from other refugees.
These kinds of articles re-enforce my reasons to go and add my own push to the spin of their world. They have lost their world.
So two things up and coming:
Yukata Blog Auction!
This is a 164cm NEW cotton yukata and a blog auction will be set up soon!
‘Win a Furisode’ – competition.
Entry will be £5 (you can enter as many times as you want as ALL money goes to the fundraising pot) and it will be for a silk furisode and I am just organising 2nd and maybe 3rd prizes too from my collection. I need a good sort out this weekend.
I will announce on facebook and my blogs when these start – however if you are donating ANYWAY you can of course ask to be included in the competition before it starts 🙂