Japan Tricks Showcase

Nineteen hoopers in Japan banded together to create this charity video showcase of 20 new and original tricks as a fundraiser to help disaster relief efforts after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

One Year Later…

The areas struck by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters in 2011 are slowly recovering. It is still hard for the survivors whose livelihoods were washed away. Some towns will never be repopulated. In others, there groups of citizens and volunteers banding together to make life better. Your assistance and donations are still welcomed and needed as recovery efforts evolve into rebuilding and renewing the north-east coast of Japan.

Individual Trick Videos


Dango Break

dumpling break
Ayumi

Hinomaru Jump

japanese flag jump
Ayumi

Mikaeri Biijin

beauty looking back
Ayumi

Koya-san

mt. koya
Deanne

Obi

kimono sash
Tink

Tonbo

dragonfly
Tink & Tod

Karakusa

scrollwork
Deko

Hinomaru Japan

japanese flag
Mikori

Daruma

daruma doll
Tomomi

Nakayoshi

best friends
Miki & Roon Roon

Yoyogi Breeze

park breeze
Naomi

Hoshi Love

star love
Heather

Twirling Kappa

water sprite
Jonathan

Hoop Kata

hoop karate
Yokaokojo

Big Top

circus tent
Azusa

Dorobo

robber
Paolo

Kaigara

seashell
Sareh

Dosei

saturn
Hiroko

Iruka

dolphin
Keiko

Kubi

neck
Miwa

Please Donate

Every hooper in Japan feels connected to the Tohoku disasters and we all have been helping in our own ways: some have volunteered in the affected areas, others have donated profits from their hooping ventures, collected goods, and run fundraisers.

The Japan Tricks Showcase  has allowed us to come together in a positive way as a community to reach out for help beyond our local scope. This video is an appeal to you and to all hoopers internationally. Please donate what you can to support efforts to rebuild northern Japan. Any amount is gratefully accepted and your generosity is deeply appreciated.

We believe all of the charities listed below are doing good work and deserve your support. You can click through the Donate links to reach each group’s donations page where all accept PayPal or credit card donations.

Peace Boat has been aiding Ishinomaki since the beginning. They continue to help the recovery in the area. Several people in our hooping community have participated in their project. Donate to Peace Boat.
Tohoku Kids Project supports children orphaned by the disaster. This is a joint project between two groups that our hooping community has worked with before: Living Dreams and Smile Kids. Donate to Tohoku Kids.
Japan EQ Animal Rescue and Support rescues and supports animals in crisis. They are caring for pets abandoned and orphaned in the disaster and trying to save pets in the nuclear exclusion zone, too. Donate to JEARS.
ETIC sponsors and trains young entrepreneurs to start up businesses in Tohoku.  Donate to their Fellows program.

Advertisements

One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s