The Japanese Association of Tucson (JAT) (http://www.geocities.jp/jpntus/) is having a picnic/bake-craft-yard sale and disaster relief fundraiser (donation box) on Sunday April 10, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The March 11, 2011 earthquake (9.0 magnitude) and subsequent tsunami devastated northeastern Japan.
This event will be at Sushi Yukari, a Japanese restaurant at 5655 E. River Rd. # 151 in Tucson. The restaurant is on the NE corner of River and Craycroft.
Activities for children (i.e. face painting ,balloon creations, etc.) will also be offered.
Food (Yakisoba, Takoyaki, and Curry Rice) will be available for purchase. Drinks will be provided by the JAT. Otherwise no entrance fee to this event.
They will be collecting relief supplies for World Care (http://www.worldcare.org/index.html).
A previous fundraising event on March 19 netted over $10,000 to date. Photos at their Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=60510297352&v=photos, including photos of Japanese taiko drumming and bon dancing.
For other upcoming fundraising events for Japan disaster relief, read my previous blog (click here).
Note: large 7.1 after-shock earthquake hit the same area of Japan on April 7. One of my friends send me this USGS link listing all earthquakes in the last 7 days: