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25 Mar 2011

[Urgent request] On Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (the Great East Japan Earthquake)


Asahi Art Festival (AAF)
Ask for your cooperation to supportive fund-raising for AAF Network!


"In support of our friends united with art", AAF raises funds from 23rd March (Wed) through 11th September (Sun).

The funds raised will be used to support activities of members of AAF Network who were devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
(The total amount of collected funds will be publicly announced when the fund-raising is closed. Also, the recipients and each amount of donation will be reported later.)

Your warm understanding and cooperation for this fund-raising will be sincerely appreciated.


Supportive fund-raising for AAF Network
Duration: 23rd March (Wed) - 11th September (Sun), 2011
Bank account:
 Bank name: The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (#0005)
 Branch name: Kichijoji Branch (#220)
 Account number: 0155540 (Ordinary Account)
 Swift code: BOTKJPJT
 Payee name: Asahi Art Festival Executive Committee, Serizawa Takashi
 Payee address: TH Samoncho bldg, 14 Samoncho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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25 Mar 2011

AAF Declaration of Support


"In support of our friends united with art"


We sincerely express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the people affected by and suffering from the Great East Japan Earthquake.

The Asahi Art Festival (AAF) believes in the importance of continuing its activities to support the hearts and minds of one other, especially in this time of crisis. We hope that many of you will join us and support our activities.

AAF is a network of projects led by citizens that endeavor to open up the future of their local cities using the power of art.

Many individuals who have participated in the AAF are facing difficulties at this very moment - particularly those from Aomori, Hachinohe, Minami Sanriku, Higashi Naruko, Sendai, Sennan, Minami Soma, Onahama, Iwaki, among other cities.
These people are our very friends who have believed in the future of their cities, carrying out art-related projects in order to thrive in their communities.
These people have strengthened ties with each other using the power of art.

It is for this reason that we will continue to join hands, combine our wisdom and pursue ways in which we can use art to resolve issues in the society at large.

Art can pick up the pieces of broken hearts.
We believe that we can overcome this hardship by supporting the hearts and minds of many individuals as possible.

AAF has strong faith in the power of art. Our activities will continue to tackle issues in local communities through activities that are centered around the arts.

Asahi Art Festival Executive Committee
March 18, 2011