3.11 Japan Memorial Charity
- Remembrance of Earthquake and Tsunami -
This charity event is to commemorate the North-Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster that happened on March 11, 2011. We hope to support the affected to improve their living conditions, rebuild the area, and for each of us to remember the tragedy.
Thank you very much for your support in "3.11 Japan Memorial Charity with Japanese Tea Ceremony" on Sunday, March 25, 2012.
We welcomed many attendees to the ceremony (Hanami - cherry blossom cerebration) and collected warm donations from the guests and organizations, total of $1625.66, and benefitted the Japanese Disaster Relief Fund - Boston (JDRFB) to improve the conditions in still struggling Japan.
We have been much obliged to receive a review on this Charity Chakai from Professor Richard J. Samuels, who has been our friend for over 30 years. He was conferred upon the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star (Asahi-Juko Award) by the Japanese Government on November 7, 2011, in recognition of his significant contributions to scholarship about Japan and for promoting friendly relations between Japan and the United States of America.
"There have been many extraordinary efforts by people world-wide and here in the Boston area to help relieve the suffering in Tohoku and to show solidarity with the people of Japan after the March 11, 2011 disaster. It is with great admiration that I laud our neighbor and friend, Kyoko Wada, for adding to this effort by sharing a traditional Japanese tea ceremony with the community. In doing so, she shared more than just a moment of silence; the meditative nature and use of symbolism in Chado helps us to reflect on and remember the bitter and the sweet in life. I hope this will begin an annual commemoration as a way to remember the disaster and support recovery in the years to come."|
Professor Richard J. Samuels
Director, MIT Japan Program
Thank you for your contribution, with respect:
Urban Realty Boston,
Shiki Japanese Restaurant,
Mrs. Deborah Samuels' "My Japanese Table"
Blue Fin Restaurant (Porter Sq.),
Japan Village Mart,
and personal donations:
Mr. T. B.
Ms. A. G.
Ms. M. H. O.
Ms. K. T.
Ms. S. F. C.
We appreciate your consolation in helping the affected in Japan, also your interests in Japanese Tea Ceremony.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.