We are all originally from the Hanshin area, which
is why we are always trying to help the survivors of the earthquake
to rebuild their homes through our live performances.
We have come to realise through our involvement in this project
how ineffective our government has been and how badly the
elderly and the foreign residents have been treated. This
is a problem that we mustn't close our eyes to anymore, which
is something we regard as a very Japanese response.
We still don't know how much we can do or how far we can
go but we certainly promise that if you are completely behind
our philosophy we will carry on.
1) The money raised will be spent firstly on the handicapped
and elderly as these people need special care.
2) The money raised will be handed directly to the volunteers
from us so that we can check the conditions for ourselves,
and see the areas of greatest need.
3) The allocation of the money raised will be detailed in
our newsletter "KONGE JIHO(Soul
Flower Times)" and our web site "ONLINE KONGE JIHO(this site)"
or you can send off for a copy of the expenses and allocations.
Please SOUL FLOWER EARTHQUAKE FUND's bank details to :
SoulFlower Earthquake fund
Kyoto Bank Yamazaki Branch(#523)
Ordinary account 786282
account name:Soul Flower Union ITAMI Hideko
ie. how much must they pay (eg post & packing)
SOUL FLOWER UNION
I think the earthquake was some kind of punishment for our
behaviour as humans, the rape and destruction of nature which
our government calls 'development'. I understand how useless
our government is and how important the contribution of the
individual volunteer is. It is these volunteers who show us
all what real human behaviour should be. I saw and experienced
the terror of this huge earthquake at first hand, I saw my
mirrors smashed on the floor and my CDs scattered everywhere.
Even now I can't stand still when I think about the survivors.
"I will take every means of action possible even though
I am powerless by myself" - ODA Makoto
I would love to unify the people's desire to help and turn
it in to something more concrete in terms of action and cash,
but whatever small thing I can achieve it will be a start.
SOUL FLOWER UNION