Toys Help Us
As you know well, the Tohoku region in Japan was hit by the disaster of truly unprecedented scale, and was officially designated as an area affected by “Heavy Disaster”, which enables areas and people stricken by typhoon, earthquake, etc., to receive special relief funds and measures.
Our good friends at Tomenosuke-syoten contacted their affiliated artists and manufacturers who sent them thoughtful messages, they started thinking of organizing a fund-raising sales promotion to make a donation, which can somehow support the sufferers.
Once thought up, best to act now than later. They have named the campaign “TOYS HELP US: the contribution to Tohoku the stricken area of the earthquake” and asked for overseas artists and manufactures for their support. To their happy surprise, they started receiving many positive responses.
The following are the current individual and corporate participants in the campaign:
Adam Kennedy-Damiano (The Loyal Subjects), Ajee, Aya Kakeda, Brandt Peters, Chris Ryniak, Doktor A, Erick Scarecrow, Joe Ledbetter, Jonathan Cathey (The Loyal Subjects),kaNO, Kathie Olivas, Mark Landwehr, Michael Lau, Motomichi Nakamura, Patricio Oliver,Pierre Rouzier, Sket One, Steven Mylos (RAJE toys) and Yoskay Yamamoto.
All items are precious art works you usually cannot obtain, such as one-off and limited-edition toys and art prints which artists and makers prepared for this campaign free or with special discounts and many of which contain creators’ autographs.
They will deliver all profits to the afflicted areas via the Hida Takayama Volunteer Support Center.
As for the participating art works in the "TOYS HELP US," they will introduce them in this blog sequentially while planning to open a special catalog web-page for them. Please wait for our follow-ups.
They would like to ask for your kind support from the bottom of our hearts.
Inquiries regarding the "TOYS HELP US" program to: [email protected]