We won’t forget March 11 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. We can’t forget. On that day we were shocked to the roots of our souls, shaken and washed away while the earth trembled under our feet, while the waters of the ocean decided to take away a part of Japan. I remember like if it was yesterday. I was working, and suddenly an eternity came into action. That was it! And so I thought. The great Kanto Earthquake is finally here. But I was wrong. It was the megathrust of Tohoku!
We won’t forget, we can’t forget a country shaken to its roots, the pain and changes onto so many families. And yet, in all this we found friendship all around the world. Beyond our borders, within our souls.
Today marks the third anniversary of 311 Earthquake that hit Tohoku, the northern coast of Japan, in 2011. The disaster killed 15,884 people and left 2,636 missing. Although consorted effort from all over the globe has helped victims in the area, only 3.3% of houses have been recovered so far, leaving 13,000 victims remain houseless and in need of aid still.
Let us take this moment to remember what has happened three years ago, and think what we can do to help shape brighter future for Tohoku.
Rinkya does have a category dedicated for Charity Auction for Tohoku Earthquake. Any items purchased from this category will be FREE COMMISSION. Individual sellers will donate either full or certain percentage won prices toward helping victims of Tohoku Earthquake. (Donation percentage differs depending on each seller. Please read the description for each item.)
As part of charity events ran by Stand Up Japan, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping victims of 311 Tohoku Earthquake, Takanori Nishikawa (T.M. Revolution) is auctioning out two sets of costumes he actually wore in 1999 for Gekkoh (月虹) CD cover, promotions, and videos.
One was worn by Takanori himself, and the other one was worn by his music producer/band partner Daisuke Asakura. (Technically at the time T.M.R was called the end of genesis T.M.R. evolution turbo D)