Assistance project for East Japan Disaster

WE ARE HERE – Little Voice and Art 311 JAPAN

Art works will be displayed made by over 300 Japanese children who suffered from the Tsunami and fear of the damaged nuclear plant. The children were asked to draw pictures and write messages on Japanese paper with the theme of “words that they want to express and tomorrow that they want to draw.”

In addition, photographer Mayumi Suzuki (who’s father is still missing due to the catastrophic effects) will be showing photos taken of the visceral damage, and spirit of the survivors.  All donations will go to the disaster relief in Japan through “Hope of Children”.  This exhibit will travel to Taipei, Paris and other countries in the future.

AIGA Gallery

164 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

May 16th         11:00 – 17:00 (18:00 – 20:00 Reception)

17th         11:00 – 18:00

18th         11:00 – 18:00

19th         11:00 – 18:00

20th         11:00 – 15:00

The Hug Japan Project is a nonprofit social-design initiative, which aims to provide solid and long-term support from the universal design standpoint to all people particularly children affected directly and emotionally by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011. By creating a network not just within Japan but across the globe, the project aims to provide ongoing assistance through creative and practical activities, such as art and design. In this way, we hope to support the future of all cities and people affected while respecting the value of each person who was impacted by the natural disaster.