Fundraising Events For Japanese Tsunami Victims

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 85 months ago
Fundraising Events For Japanese Tsunami Victims

While the eyes of the world turn to gawp at Libya or freak out over radiation leaks in Fukushima, there are hundreds of thousands of people in north-eastern Japan still at emergency evacuation centres having lost their homes and everything in them. The Red Cross has an appeal up and running and these events are raising funds for it:

  • Acclaimed pianist Noriko Ogawa will give a special concert at Kings Place on Wednesday 30th March, 7.30pm. The repertoire will cover Western classics and Japanese pieces, including one played on Myochin Hibashi (metal chopsticks) which are made of pure steel, normally used to cast Japanese samurai swords (£29.50 / £39.50 / £49.50).
  • On a less classical note, the Cuban Brothers, DJ Yoda and Barry Ashworth from the Dub Pistols are DJing down the Old Queen's Head in Islington on Thursday (8pm-2am, £5).
  • God Don't Like It are curating a night at the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on 10th April. Bo Ningen, Comanechi and The Catcher Nine play live, tickets are £7.50.
  • Pure Evil Prints are selling a tsunami print for £100+£8 shipping.
  • Bloggers for Japan are holding a sale and silent auction at the Horatio on Holloway Road, between 1-5pm on 26th March. Lots so far include signed books, clothes, stationery and jewellery.
  • The Charity Print Auctions Flickr group has over 200 photos to bid on - auction closes 7pm tomorrow.

And as you'd expect, the Japan Centre are collecting donations via their website and in the Lower Regent Street store.

In addition, Soundcrash at XOYO on 21st May will be donating all proceeds to an earthquake relief fund. They're working with Tokyo resident DJ Kentaro, who's playing the night, to figure out where the money will do most good (£10 / £15).

Don't just pray for Japan, give some money / image by Massimo Usai, from the Londonist Flickr pool

Last Updated 20 March 2011


There's also Japan Underground's "We Love Japan" event at the Garage in Highbury on April 2 -


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Frances-Jane Perriam

An Art Event to Support the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Fund

Thursday 14th April 5pm-8pm Sale Starts from 6pm
At City & Guilds of London Art School
124 Kennington Park Road SE11 4DJ near Kennington Tube station, Northern Line

“We picked up our pencils, brushes and charcoals in search of what we could do as artists for people needing help amidst the devastation”. Said the London-based Japanese artist Takayuki Hara

‘A massive earthquake, the seventh largest recorded in history, struck the east coast of Japan on Friday 11 March. The earthquake, measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale, triggered a tsunami which hit the east coast of Japan with 7-metre-high waves, leaving a trail of destruction.
-from the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal Website

City and Guilds of London Art School is delighted to host a one night charity art event organized by UK based Japanese artist Takayuki Hara.

This event aims to help and support the recovery of Japan by remembering and raising awareness through art of the catastrophic disaster, which took thousands of lives away, leaving thousands of people homeless and millions more without access to water and electricity.

All art works in the show are donated from artists based in UK, and will cost £50 each. Work will be available for purchase on the day or online after the event. All money will be donated to the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Fund.

“This calls for unity, together we can do something.. It has been reported it will take around 5-7years to recover from the damage it has caused. So anything you can do to help is greatly needed and appreciated, be it a donation or even simply promoting awareness of this disaster.”
-Takayuki Hara, artist and tutor at City and Guilds of London Art School.

For all the enquiries please contact or