We are thinking about all those affected by the earthquakes in Kumamoto. GlobalGiving, the charity that we partnered with in 2011, has already set up a donation page. Please consider giving and sharing this post. Thank you!

A 7.0 earthquake has caused significant damage in around the city of Kumamoto in Japan. Survivors need access to emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer term recovery assistance. All donations to this fund will exclusively support local relief and recovery efforts fro…

Ayumi Horie Pottery, one of Handmade For Japan's founders, in honor of the third anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami, is selling this porcelain plate today for $500 with all proceeds going to GlobalGiving's matching campaign, so that $500 will double to $1000. GlobalGiving has kicked off a campaign to support the grassroots Japanese organizations that they support. If you're interested, email her at Check out GG's leaderboards here…/japan-matching-2014/

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Today is the third anniversary of the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. The amazing charity that Handmade For Japan used, GlobalGiving, is having a matching campaign to raise money for all the grassroots Japanese organizations that they support. Check out the organizations and please consider donating.

GlobalGiving supports organizations that help people in Tohoku, whose lives were devastated by the...

To mark the third anniversary of the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami, our charity, GlobalGiving has launched a matching campaign for the grassroots Japanese organizations that they've been working with. Donations will be matched 100% and $100,000 is available! For stories of people who've been helped out by these organizations, check out

To commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, GlobalGiving is matching donations made to Tohoku recovery projects.
As cleanup continues two years after the deadly tsunami that struck Japan, a decision was made to preserve the memory of the miracle pine tree. The towering 88-foot tall pine tree was the last standing among a forest of 70,000 trees that were completely wiped out along the coast in Rikuzentakata, Iw...

Hey Thanks Everyone!! The cup went for $668 which makes $2004 for GlobalGiving's Japan Fund!! Many thanks for spreading the word, your support and good wishes!!

HFJ co-organizers, Ai and Kathryn, went on to found Studio KotoKoto. Read the two year anniversary blog post here.

Studio KotoKoto | Mingei for Everyday Life | Distinctive Handcrafted Utilitarian Artisan made items for the home.

One day pop-auction of this Ayumi Horie cup to benefit the good people of Tohoku. It's hard to believe but it's been two years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The auction ends tonight at 9pm est…
GlobalGiving is matching the winning bid 200% so the $443 has thus far turned into $1329. GG funds almost two dozen grassroots Japanese organizations that are helping the region from all kinds of angles whether it's economic development or through giving kids in Fukushima the chance to go to camp outdoors or through documenting the experience for future generations.
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Hey Everyone! To honor the two year anniversary of the Japan earthquake tomorrow, Ayumi Horie is putting this cup up for auction tonight. GlobalGiving will match the winning bid. Auction ends Monday, March 11th at 9pm. Read more here:…/cup-auction-for-two-year-anniversa…/

Porcelain Love Bird Cup with Silver Luster in Art, Direct from the Artist, Other | eBay

To honor the two year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, HFJ co-founder, Ayumi Horie, will be having a one day auction for this cup. GlobalGiving is matching donations through midnight tomorrow. The auction will start at 9 tonight and the link will be posted then. Thanks!

Thanks to GlobalGiving, our charity for Handmade For Japan, you’ll be able to double the impact your money has when you win this cup of mine in an eBay auction slated to end on Monday, March 11th at 9pm est. If you donate before midnight, March 11th, GlobalGiving will match your donation 200%, and e...

Check out this very moving project


Here's another great project that our charity, GlobalGiving, has just started helping to fund.

Safecast is a global project working to empower people with data, primarily by mapping radiation levels and building a sensor network, enabling people to both contribute and freely use the data collected. After the 3/11 earthquake and resulting nuclear situation at Fukushima Diachi it became clear t...

Here's another great project to support in Japan through Kickstarter

An intimate look into the lives of two Japanese potters, and their reflections on life after the earthquake and tsunami disasters.

Mari Kuraishi and Britt Lake of GlobalGiving are traveling to Japan soon to visit all the organizations they've given money to in the past year. Here's a short video that GG recently made an oyster farmer who's trying to rebuild his life. Today is a very quiet day of contemplation, thinking about Japan, what the country has been through and where it's going.

Following the March 11, 2011 Great Tohuku Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan , thousands of people around the world gave toward relief efforts through GlobalGiv...
One year has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami devastated one of the most picturesque regions of Japan and the Fukushima nuclear calamity almost brought the rest of the country to its knees. The disaster, however, also brought out the heart-felt compassion

Thank you all for all your support and good wishes over the past year. We couldn't have done any of this without your generosity and enthusiasm. We so appreciate this community and all you've done for Japan!

As we approach the last hours before the official one year anniversary, please consider another donation to Global Giving for their support of grassroots organizations in Japan devoted to recovery efforts. Click on our blog post for more info on giving through our widget. You are always in our hearts and thoughts, Japan.

One year has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami devastated one of the most picturesque regions of Japan and the Fukushima nuclear calamity almost brought the rest of the country to its knees.