Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Past Events

Artists for Japan Committee would like to thank you all for your generous donations and support that made this event possible. 

We have raised over $93,000!  What a success!

We were overwhelmed by love and care from each every one of people who wanted to do something for JAPAN. It's incredible! 

This couldn't be done without you, so as all the generous people who participated in this group effort in many different ways.

Sincere thank you from the Committee:
Binko & John Bisbee
Tommer Peterson
Elizabeth Jameson
Junko Yamamoto
Sean Frego
Etsuko Ichikawa

About this event
A number of Seattle artists with connections to Japan had the same idea at the same time. What can we do to aid recovery efforts from the devastation of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami? The greatest asset we had to contribute was our work, and with your help, we converted that artwork into the most versatile asset - money to support relief efforts. All the artwork - paintings, drawings, calligraphy, sumi-e, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, prints, and more - was donated. No commissions were paid, all of the hard costs and labor were donated.

Thank you to the Murakami Family!
The Murakami Family (Higo Variety Store) matched $10,000 in donations. Thank you so much for your generous support

Prayer Flags of HOPE for JAPAN
Linda Ando delivered 80 of these handmade Prayer Flags of HOPE for Japan were made with lots of love & heart by your friends in Seattle, Washington. 

Inspired by the Tibetan Prayer Flags, it is believed that the prayers will blow in the wind and bless the people, animals and the surrounding region as far as the wind can blow.

Therefore, we made these special Prayer Flags and send you blessings of HOPE, LOVE and GAMBARE Spirit during this difficult time. You are not alone, we care about YOU and will continue to support you from afar. Take good care and Gambattene! 


  1. excellent I will be there and I have told many friends,
    thank you for hosting BInko!

  2. Such a good idea! I'm building an online catalogue of all of the pieces that different artists are creating to support Japan. It's on Facebook, here's the link in case you want to join the community! We need to work together! ;)

  3. Fabulous idea! Who are the participating artists and partners? Let me know if what I do can help: and

  4. Thank you, Greetin from Japan.^^