The main purpose of this Japanese cultural event is to raise money for the area of Northern Japan affected by the tsunami and earthquake. Every penny of the money raised during this event will be donated to Red Cross’s work in Japan.
According to the Japan National Police Agency (NKH World, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, 2nd of April 2011), the death toll from the March 11thquake and tsunami in north eastern Japan has risen to 11,578, with 16,451 people listed missing, bringing the total number of dead or missing over 28,000. This number is anticipated to rise still!
WHAT IS “WA NO WA”?
WanoWa means the circle of peace and harmony in terms of one’s environment and state of mind. The phrase represents all of us coming together to form one large circle of peace to reach out to Japan in this difficult time.
It also represents perseverance and stoicism of the Japanese people in the face of adversity. Wa is the most valued principle still practiced in Japanese society today.
The organisers also hope through this event to spread their passion and desire to connect people in a positive way.
There will be a variety of Japanese entertainment such as martial arts, calligraphy demonstrations and original art displays.
Several stalls will be selling Japanese food & crafts and top raffle prizes have been donated by The OXO Tower Brasserie, The MontCalm Hotel, Wagamama, ConcreteHair Salon and even a qualified Sports Massuese.
A book of remembrance and hope will be available to allow you to express your feelings and wishes to the Japanese people.