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Archive for September, 2011

Tenugui mumbling Vol.101 – Send and Receive I HEART JAPAN Tenugui Project

Sunday, September 18th, 2011
Sending Heart cards and Tenugui to the survivors of Japan earthquake and Tsunami
I HEART JAPAN Tenugui Project booth at HKIS on April 16th

I HEART JAPAN Tenugui Project booth at Hong Kong International School on April 16th

Full of Hearts made by HKIS students

Full of Hearts made by HKIS students

wearing I HEART JAPAN Tenugui to showing support to Japan!

wearing I HEART JAPAN Tenugui to show support for Japan!

Thank you for your BIG help to Japan :-)

Thank you for your BIG help for Japan :-)

Receiving Kokoro Cards and Tenugui from all over the world….

Fukkou Shokudo is the event to support the survivors, serving foods, present performances and supplies.

Fukkou Shokudo is the event to support the survivors, serving foods, present performances and supplies.

Fukkou means Reconstruct, and Shokudou means Restaurant... They serve warm foods and variety of performances to the survivors.

100 of Kokoro cards and Tenugui set on the table

100 of Kokoro cards and Tenugui set on the table

The survivors received your Kokoro cards and Tenugui!

The survivors received your Kokoro cards and Tenugui :-)

Man Do E (ten thousands lights memorial service) in Ishinomaki, Iwate on September 11th

Man Do E (ten thousands lights memorial service) in Ishinomaki, Iwate on September 11th

The memorial service for the Japan earthquake and Tsunami after six months from the disasters

memorial service for the Japan earthquake and Tsunami after six months from the disasters

Massage service to the survivors by volunteers under the tents

Massage service to the survivors by volunteers under the tents

foot bath service for the survivors under the tent

foot bath service for the survivors under the tent

photo time with Bravo Nakatani (magician) and Kokoro cards + tenugui :-)

photo time with Bravo Nakatani (magician) and Kokorocards with tenugui :-)

Thank you very much for your support?of I HEART JAPAN Tenugui Project. We sent a total 131 Kokoro cards and Tenugui to the survivors as of today.

Our first delivery was Kiri Kiri, Ootsui-cho, Iwate on June 12th. They had an event called “Fukkou Shokudo”, “Fukkou” means “Reconstruct”, and “Shokudo” means “Restaurant”. They are a supporting organization of Japan earthquake and Tsunami, visiting town to town, and serve warm foods and present performances to the survivors. On June 12th, they visited Ootsui-cho, and more than 300 visitors came to the event to enjoy foods and entertainment.

Niikawa-osho is a priest of the Ho-sho-ji temple, Akita and he attended as a volunteer staff to the Fukkou Shokudo, and?brought your Kokoro cards and Tenugui to the survivors. He told me that all kokoro cards and tenugui went to their hands?within ten minutes after setting them on the table. They enjoyed the touch of Tenugui, and also received your Kokoro then.

Amazing musicians Ria and Norishige came to Fukkou Shokudo that day. Norishige came from Kiri Kiri, and he lost his family members?during the?Tsunami. He found a guitar under the rubbled house, and made a song “Let’s walk” ….

Our second delivery was September 11th to Ishinomaki-city, Iwate. It was a memorable day in the U.S., and also Japan. They had a special memorial service called “Man-Dou-E”in Kyu-den-ji Soto-shu Buddhist Temple after six months of the disaster. “Man” means “ten thousands” and “Dou” means “Light”, and “E” means “service. Ten thousand lights were lighting up in the temple, Buddhist priests made prayers to the people that lost their life by the Tsunami.

Temple provided foot bath and massage service to the survivors after the memorial service, and also music and magic performances on the stage.
Niikawa-osho and Akita Soto-shu Buddhist temple Youth Association organized this event, and brought your Kokoro cards and tenugui to the survivors.

As each day past, we could see progress of reconstruction in the city, though people’s hearts will take a very long time to heal?from the?losses of family members and friends, losses of houses and the living they had before the earthquake… I hope our little support will bring them a piece of warmthand comfort, and sending messages to the survivors… We are with you always.

We continue our I HEART JAPAN Tenugui Projectas long as we can. We need your support, and let us help to send your care messages and Tenugui to the survivors.

My prayers are with you and the people who have a?very difficult time….

- to be continued…

From: Ruri