DISASTER VOLUNTEER WORK

 

My response to the Tohoku disaster came naturally as a mother, grandmother, and a Canadian of Japanese ancestry who deeply loves Japan.

My 6 year journey as a volunteer to support the recovery of the Tohoku 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant accident took many shapes and forms.

These included:

-organizing major artists, creative teams, musicians, and volunteers to come together for the April 19, 2011 benefit concert, ‘Ganbare Japan’ in Vancouver. One evening at the Queen Elizabeth Theater, we were able to donate over $205,000 of the $259,434 generated to the Japan Red Cross.


- the youth cloth letters project, “Canada-Japan-Tohoku Kids for Kids Cloth Letters”

- coordinating from the devastated Tohoku coastline, a direct donation program connecting Tohoku fishermen in need to generous fishermen in BC, Alaska and Washington state that enabled 100% of over $250,000 USD critical donations be made.

 -listening and bringing together the voices of over 80 people up and down the Tohoku coastline in the feature documentary “Tohoku no Shingetsu”.

GALLERY

onagawa tent city with families, Jeitai, linda.JPG

onagawa tent city with families, Jeitai, linda.JPG

rie kato's husband and me.JPG

rie kato's husband and me.JPG

onagawa taiko donation taiko kids.JPG

onagawa taiko donation taiko kids.JPG

onagawa taiko donation linda.JPG

onagawa taiko donation linda.JPG

Onomichi poems.JPG

Onomichi poems.JPG

newmoon tamiyo kusakari linda.JPG

newmoon tamiyo kusakari linda.JPG

new moon sendai opening.JPG

new moon sendai opening.JPG

new moon tokyo screening.JPG

new moon tokyo screening.JPG

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new moon sendai opening 3.JPG

new moon sendai opening 2.JPG

new moon sendai opening 2.JPG

new moon post production sound team.JPG

new moon post production sound team.JPG

new moon linda filming, tohoku.JPG

new moon linda filming, tohoku.JPG

New Moon linda filming tohoku 2.JPG

New Moon linda filming tohoku 2.JPG

koriyama fukushima food safety testing meeting kawakami, linda.JPG

koriyama fukushima food safety testing meeting kawakami, linda.JPG

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DSCF5024 2.38.58 PM 2.38.58 PM.JPG

Linda speach.JPG

Linda speach.JPG

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DSC03146.JPG

group photo with quilt.JPG

group photo with quilt.JPG

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culture and community linda university lecture hand out bands.JPG

culture and community linda university lecture hand out bands.JPG

culture and community volunteer in tohoku for direct fishermen to fishermen donations. jpeg.jpeg

culture and community volunteer in tohoku for direct fishermen to fishermen donations. jpeg.jpeg

culture and community linda shoots in snow.JPG

culture and community linda shoots in snow.JPG

culture and community learning local traditions onomichi tando ride new years2.JPG

culture and community learning local traditions onomichi tando ride new years2.JPG

culture and community inspiring students to create.JPG

culture and community inspiring students to create.JPG

culture and community linda shoots in snow 2.JPG

culture and community linda shoots in snow 2.JPG

culture and community fukushima international sustainable energy conference group public forum in Mi

culture and community fukushima international sustainable energy conference group public forum in Mi

culture and community fukushima power conference.JPG

culture and community fukushima power conference.JPG

culture and community cloth letters onagawa temp school presentation linda.JPG

culture and community cloth letters onagawa temp school presentation linda.JPG

cloth letters onomichi exhibition linda with 2 school principals.JPG

cloth letters onomichi exhibition linda with 2 school principals.JPG

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7_Tokyo exhibition.jpg

 

©2017 BY LINDA OHAMA.