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Event Dates: One Year Anniversary Of The Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

One year on!

All over the world events, concerts and services are being held on or around 11th March to honour the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.

While it would be a mammoth task indeed to try and list here every known event in the UK alone, a few suggestions have been made below for those living in the London area and want to show their support. No matter what your specific tastes are, there’s sure to be something that will suit you.

Wherever you are in the world, it is advisable to check all forms of media services for details on events in your area, such as newspapers, radio and websites. No matter where you decide to be on March 11th, please give thought to those who lost their lives to the disaster one year ago and to the survivors who are struggling to rebuild their lives.

11th March 2012
Seven Beach Aid presents You Are Not Forgotten

Golders Green Parish Church, Golders Green, London
An event to remember those affected by the tsunami, featuring music from Motoko HIrai and Saara Takase, the opportunity to light a candle for Japan and send a message to Japan, and activities for children. Light refreshments will be served. Website.

11th March 2012
Park Crescent Conference Centre, 229 Great Portland Street, London
On the one year anniversary of the disaster the charity, Aid for Japan, will introduce their activities with a display of Japanese culture, including: Japanese Traditional Dance, Tea Ceremony, Music with Shamisen and Taiko, Kimono Fashion Show, Cosplay show, Martial Arts & Budo. Website.

March 11th 2012
Remember Fukushima: Charity Film Screening Event From 7pm on at the ICA
Institute of Contemporary Arts The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH
Third Window Films will be organising a charity event at the ICA Cinema in London to raise money and awareness of the people of Fukushima who are still suffering, both physically and emotionally, and need our help. For those who were (and still are) living in Fukushima, they have been left with is a feeling of isolation as the topic of the aftermath of the Fukushima Plant Meltdown is one that is still very ‘off-limits’. a healthy mind can keep the body healthy, so on March 11th we are showing the newest film from director Yuya Ishii (Sawako Decides), ‘Mitsuko Delivers‘, a heartwarming and uplifting film which is partly set in Fukushima. 100% of our share of the ticket sales of this event will be going to charities in order to help the people of Fukushima. Website and bookings.

11th – 13th March 2012
Haiku Prelude – Haiku Kami
Pop Up Gallery,12 St. Alban’s Grove London
Exhibition opening and the book launch for ‘Haiku Prelude – Haiku Kami’, featuring twenty-seven paintings, inspired by traditional and contemporary Japanese and western haiku. The project was conceived around the time of the natural and nuclear disasters in Japan in March 2011. In the light of these events Carolina Khouri dedicated the series to all victims there. All proceeds from the book will be donated to Momo – Kaki Orphans Fund, which provides aid and encouragement for the children orphaned in this tragic events. Website.

12th – 17th March 2012
“Damage and Healing”, an exhibition by Oi Nuen Sprunt
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London
The focus of the “damage and healing” exhibition is an installation called the “ShoutCry Room”. This installation comprises six works on layered and sculpted paper using traditional Sumie (Japanese ink painting) techniques. The works evolved as the artist explored the idea of art and healing. The exhibition will also feature further works on paper and an installation called “wish, NEVER GIVE APPLE”, hand-painted organza fabric, inspired by a visit to Minami Sanriku, a town in Tohoku which was devastated by the tsunami. Website.

24th March 2012
Ingrid Fuzjko Hemming Piano Recital 2012
Cadogan Hall, 5 Slone Terrace, London
Japan’s number one iconic concert pianist, Ingrid Fuzjko Hemming is returning to the stage in London. The concert is in aid of animal welfare charities (Japan’s Animal Rescue Centre for the animals affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the UK’s Celia Hammond Animal Trust), and Fuzjko, with her unique style of classical piano, will be performing works by the great composers such as Chopin and Lizt. Website.

For a list of other events, please check out the JAPAN-UK Events Calendar website.

Related Posts:

Seven Beach Aid Presents: You Are Not Forgotten – Japan Earthquake And Tsunami Aid

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami: The Aftermath – An Overview

Diverse Japan Events Page

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