Aid Japan


By Lindsayt |  Published on Monday, March 14, 2011.

FatCap reached out to Japanese artist SUIKO to get a quick update on what's going on over there since the weekend's earthquake and tsunami.



What has it been like for the past 4 days as the damage unveils itself?


My town has no damage because it's far away from the epicenter. However, my friends who live in the stricken area are still in shelter. I hear that they're living without electricity...



How have people in Tokyo been living their lives?


Also in Tokyo, the aftershock still continues and people can't settle down their minds. I was going to go to work in Tokyo the day after tomorrow, but all schedules are postponed.



Is there anything you can do to help, or anything the rest of us can do to send our support?


Of course, fund-raising and the support with this article and food is important.  However, friends encouragement is appreciated. I knew that caring for the mind from friend to friend is the most important thing. it's able to warm people's minds!


Moreover, the expressionist should act in its own way, now. Yesterday, I completed one mural. It's written "一期一会"(ICHIGO-ICHIE). This means, "every encounter is treasure, the moment will never recur. so you should value."


I got the message of encouragement from worried people who I had met only once or NEVER met from all over the world. I want to send the message to all people whom I have met or will meet in the future! I believe: What I can do is keep expressing!







Like for so many of the world's recent current events, a cadre of talented graphic designers on Flickr have published posters in support of Japan, raising awareness, and asking for donations.  In the United States you can text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 for Japan earthquake and Pacific Tsunami.  To donate online, visit this link.





Poster by Flickr User Twistedfork





Poster by Flickr user metinucar




Poster by Flickr user sophieadamsdesign





Poster by Flickr User Network Osaka





Stay Strong Japan! by Kent Ng


Text: Lindsay T., Managing Editor

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