Friday, May 20, 2011

Drawing for Japan in Ishinomaki

On April 16th, Drawing for Japan held an event in which artists and friends collaborated to create a 60 foot-long banner containing drawings and messages in support for people in Tohoku Japan affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami.

The piece entitled, Kagayake, is currently in a shelter cafeteria in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture. It decorates the gym of a middle school which is currently providing shelter for 200 people affected by the tsunami. Additionally, volunteers of the shelter provide hot meals for the victims everyday.

Through Kagayake, Drawing for Japan was able to raise money for organizations to provide direct relief such as that in the Ishinomaki City.