August 23, 2011


Before Big Sister left Japan in June for university, she and I had teatime at "Afternoon Tea", a place that serves lunch and tea with cakes or scones. An adjoining shop sells tea and a variety of things. This display for e.m. HAPPY PROJECT was at the register. These delicate bracelets are being sold to raise money for the East Japan tsunami and earthquake relief efforts. There are five choices. (I didn't get a photo of the diamond one for some reason.)

I chose this one. Click to enlarge the photos.

Though this one was very nice too,

Big Sister chose this one.
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Save Japan! T-Shirts at UniQlo

Within weeks after the East Japan earthquake and tsunami March 2011, UniQlo had a big display of specially designed T-shirts in the middle of their store in Sesekisakuragaoka on the Keio line. Celebrities including Lady GAGA and Nicole Kidman donated designs for this campaign called "SAVE JAPAN!"

I'm late posting this because somehow I lost those photos and it took a while for me to get back to the store. (I've been sticking close to home.) There is still a display in the store but it's in the back in the corner. As you can see, there aren't many shirts left. I haven't been to other UniQlo stores lately.

I do know that UniQlo has only one store in the United States. It's in New York. I'm not sure if they have or had shirts there, but check here for information about the campaign. Here to see the designs. And their charity site in English. And in Japanese. There may be a way to order online. It will be T-shirt weather for a while still. Besides, help will be needed up north for a long time!

Karl Lagerfeld designed the shirt on the left. Victoria Beckham designed the shirt with a red circle. Click on the photos to enlarge them.

This is the shirt Lady GAGA designed.

The shirts are signed at the neck in the back.

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