桜3.11 プロジェクト

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Donate now for Sakura 3.11 Project

Donate now for Sakura 3.11 Project

About us
Our vision is to encourage children and people touched by Tsunami of March 11, 2011 by planting Sakura (cherry trees) in kinder gardens, primary schools, and junior high schools where tsunami reached.Sakura will be a symbol of commemoration of the tragedy, and a landmark of a safety line against future tsunami.

Schools
Why we plant Sakura in schools? It is because those schools should be a center of reconstructing communities, more or less troubled or destroyed by tsunami.We hope that children, in other words our future, will tell their memories of Tsunami to the next generations. There are more than 200 schools attacked by tsunami in four prefectures in Tohoku area; Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima.We will plant 10 to 20 Sakura a year, for 10 years from 2012, and total of 100 to 200 Sakura will be planted. After all, it depends on donations.

Sakura
Every spring, Sakura will blossom and it makes people remember the Tsunami of March 11, 2011 for hundreds and hundreds of years.Our Sakura is Edo-Higan-Sakura. It is said that it lives for 1,000 years.According to the records, a tsunami of the same height as March 11 attacked the area 1,000 years ago. We believe we have to pass the memories to the next generations for 1,000 years.It is the reason why we plant this long-life Sakura, even expensive.On the other hand, life duration of Somei-Yoshino, the most popular Sakura in Japan, is only 60 to 80 years. Sakura that we plant in schools is 10 to 12 years old and 5 to 6 m high, at planting.Once our project is completed, Sakura will form a huge land art if you see from the sky.

Organization:
Sakura 3.11 Executive Committee is a nonprofit organization founded by members of the Art and Public Association, registered to the Japanese Government Office. Please refer to the Article of the association here attached.The president, Toshio Shimizu, is an art critic and a professor at Gakushuin Women’s College.

Work Shop
We organize workshops for children, about Sakura or other themes, by artists and/or university students before or after ceremony of planting Sakura.

Cost
Planting a Sakura costs 800,000 to 1,000,000 Japanese Yen.(10,000 USD to 12,000 USD) The cost is to be decided according to conditions of the planting space (schools).The cost above includes a ceremony, Sakura tree, Transport, Crane, Gardeners, Communication, Small Fire works, etc.
Workshop, Art events etc. are not included.

Schedule 2012
1.  March 2: “Shiomi Sakura” was planted at Shiomi primary School in Shichigahama, Miyagi where 100 people died.
2. June 11: “Hope Sakura” was planted at Taro Daisan Primary School in Miyako, Iwate, where 200 people died and the town was completely destroyed by Tsunami.
3. September: we will plant Sakura in Nagasaki Kinder Garden in Iwaki, Fukushima.
4. September: we will plant Sakura in a primary school in Aomori.
5. October: we will plant Sakura in Okada Primary School in Sendai, Miyagi. 

Executive Committee office:
Postal Code 980-0812
1-1-3-606 , Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan
Secretary general: MURAKAMI Takashi

Donate now for Sakura project

Our activities rely on generous donations from our supporters.Please donate for planting Sakura in schools touched by the Tsunami of March 11, 2011.Personal Donation: from 1,000 JPY (12 USD) Corporate Donation: from 100,000 JPY (1,200 USD) Please make bank transfer to the following bank account.We will announce annual report of activities and financial statements on our website.Your name will appear on our website if you agree.

BANK:SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION
SWIFT:SMBCJPJT
Branch:Sendai Branch
Account No::311-1796589
Beneficiary’s Name:Sakura 311 
Address:2-2-6, Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, JAPAN  980-0021