Sunday, January 13, 2013

Songs of Hope / Peace Winds Japan Benefit Concert

Last night I had the privilege to serve tea at a fund raising event for continued   relief efforts in post-earthquake/tsunami NE Japan. The event was organized by Songs of Hope and proceeds went to Peace Winds America/Japan. Numerous volunteers from the Japanese community were on hand set up, assist guests, sell bake sale items, and clean up. I was just a small part in all of this, but I was happy to provide a warm cup of tea on a freezing Seattle evening to guests offering donations to a very worthy cause.  You can see the program of musicians, performers, and guest speakers on my previous post advertising the event. Here, I wanted to show some of the behind-the-scenes (since that is where I was) helpers who made this a heart-warming and successful event. To all of you who attended, makoto ni arigatou gozaimashita, a most sincere "Thank you."

You can find more information about Japan relief efforts and events on-line at 
Marimba player Memmi Ochi warming up.
Busy Bake Sale staffers.

Hard-working volunteer, Madoka-chan.

Bake sale good were sold-out last night!
Charaku Teas for Sale

  Kyusu by Daisei-gama &Sencha Chawan by Minowa Yasuo, both of Mashiko;  Guinomi by George Gledhill; Payette, ID.

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