Although focus today is on the nuclear emergency, there are still so many in the north of the country that are in need of help — half a million were displaced following the first big quake, I believe. To donate money, there’s the Japan Red Cross, and the Japan Society is taking donations directly, with 100% going towards aid (no admin fees).
Below, I’m posting things that are being sold to help raise funds for disaster relief, many organized by friends. Every bit helps, and if buying goods is a necessary incentive, so be it.
Luis Mendo’s first city report on Tokyo.
Art Space Tokyo, all sales until the end of March.
Decks by OPEN Skateboards. Ian Lynam has also designed a new deck specifically to raise funds, which you can pre-order here.
Everything sold on Ian Lynam’s Wordshape online store.
The MuPon museum coupons app by Tokyo Art Beat.
Poster by W+K Tokyo.
Shugo Tokumaru has a digital track for sale (“Open a Bottle”).
A Salvation Army t-shirt designed by Joshua Smith.
Poster by Editions of 100.
Leather bracelet by Corter Leather.
All magazine orders from the MagCulture shop until March 18.
Furoshiki (here and here) designed by LINK, Hennie Haworth, and Lucinda Newton Dunn, until the end of March.
Print Okushon, a site set up to auction off designer prints.
A postcard series by Eloise Rapp.
T-shirts by Osaka-based Sweatshop Union.
I switched over my avatar on Twitter and Facebook to one of these images, to raise awareness. Here’s also a bunch of images/posters by Japanese designers, to raise awareness of energy conservation measures that are currently in full effect.