The Sun Rises In The East
A photography benefit for Japan.
Austin’s Parts & Labour recently stocked a t-shirt near and dear to my heart that is for a good cause.
The Star and Sun shirt graphically combines the Texas flag with Japan’s flag to help raise money the for Red Cross Japan Relief fund. 100% of the proceeds go to said fund and you better act fast as they are nearly sold out.
The shirt is locally printed in water based ink for a very comfortable feel.
For more information + photos of the actual shirt, you must learn.
Japan: Rising, A Silent Auction
Next week, with bunch of my friends whom I also respect as artists, and others I haven’t met but amazingly talented people. Honor to be in it with them.
KENZO MINAMI x ACE HOTEL JAPAN RELIEF T SHIRT
NYC-based artist Kenzo Minami is an old friend, and has painted in the rooms of Ace Hotel Portland and NYC. He’s created a custom shirt for our online shop to raise money for relief efforts in Japan - 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Real Medicine Foundation. Here’s what the shirt’s about, in Kenzo’s words:
It is about ‘Re:’ in terms of ‘Reply’ - our reply to the tsunami and our response to Japan (which is this charity itself and collectively to help the world and give on a larger scale). Also, Japan will need a lot of ‘Re____’ from now on: ‘Rebuild,’ ‘Restart,’ ‘Reboot,’ ’Recharge’ and more.
Hot Peas & Butta present: Tokyo Soul
A night dedicated to Japanese classic cinema, anime & kaiju, all set to a funky saundotorakku!
Skeme Richards & Kamui spinning strictly 45s all night long while rare classic footage is projected!
More importantly we are taking voluntary donations for the Japan Earthquake And Tsunami Relief Fund via globalgiving.org
Wednesday, March 30th
Fat Buddha | 212 Avenue A (Btwn 13th & 14th) | New York, NY
FREE | 9P – 3A | Happy Hour til’ 10P + Drink Specials
I <3 Japan Move Than Ever: Silent Auction + Silent Film
Graphite NYC is hosting a silent auction and silent film screening Thursday March 31st to help benefit the tsunami/earthquake victims of Japan.
+ many many more
For more information on this special event, you must learn.
There are huge lessons to draw from Indonesia, New Zealand and Haiti. There aren’t any new lessons.
First, countries should be watching the level of preparation that Japan has and put it into place themselves, because the world is not becoming calmer and safer.
Second, countries should offer meaningful assistance, not token gifts.
Finally, people should remember this won’t be over tomorrow. This will not go away in six months. Too often, cameras rush in for two weeks after a crisis and then leave. But recovery is a marathon that starts with a sprint; have no doubt, this will be a very long marathon.
- Robert Jensen, CEO and president of Kenyon International Emergency Services
You must learn.