14 March 2011

arigato gozaimasu.


Thank you all again for your kind comments and helpful links.
I wish I could search more, but the lists being posted on the interent are all in Japanese characters that I cant understand, very frustrating!
We are still waiting and holding our breath for people that have not been in contact with Nao's family. Its still early days...

If you can afford to, please give a donation to the Red Cross, it says British Red Cross, but all their donations go directly to the Japanese Red Cross. The Red Cross have already set up hospitals and shelters, giving out basic human needs, so at least those survivors don't have to worry about the cold and thirst and hunger on top of finding their families.

{kesennuma photo from here}

Later on we {Rust jewellery} are going to organising various ways to support Nao's home town of Kesennuma. We will be giving and raising donations as much as we possibly can. His town has been simply ripped apart, and schools and homes will need rebuilding. We are only small in the scale of things, but it is all we can do.
More about this will follow shortly, but in the mean time the Red Cross and other life saving charities are the first step to keeping people alive.

A big thank you from Nao, and Artemis!

P.S. Normal blogging will resume shortly, but thank you for bearing with junkaholique during this time.


  1. hope you hear from your mother in law and family soon! you guys are in my thoughts!


  2. dear artemis and nao

    maybe i can understand how everyone is feeling now. my husband is very worried for his family in hokkaido. everyday is no good news to him, news on his friend's family died when the tsunami hits...many of his friends had lost contact with their family and so on...japanese living in oversea feel helpless and couldn't offer their help...

    please stay strong. will keep everyone in prayers.

    GOD bless.

  3. I just heard the Dalai Lama say.. "Compassion and love are not mere luxuries... they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species in relationship with the earth on which we live...the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our sense of well-being springs forth.." there is a Japanese proverb: Fall seven times, stand up eight... namaste x Lisa

  4. Armide14.3.11

    Dear Artemis & Nao,

    I sincerely hope that you will soon get the reassuring news you so long for. Yesterday a friend of mine from Tokyo finally heard from his brother who was living in Sendai. The situation there is so chaotic that making contact is a real challenge. BUT it doesn't mean that one should abandon any hope! We, from abroad, must remain strong in adversity in order to support those who have suffered this hideous event. And I know that both of you are strong! My thoughts are with you!

  5. Thankyou for encouraging us to make a donation, I have made a donation, but I wish there was more I could do, look forward to hearing your fundraising ideas.

  6. Hope you will hear something soon. Wish I could do more than donate.
    Thinking of you & Nao.

  7. Thinking about you guys and really, really hoping nao's family are all ok xx

  8. I feel really powerless. I hope that you get some news soon. My thoughts are with you both. It's so so sad. Stephie x

  9. artemis and nao,

    my thoughts and prays for your family and everyone in japan. may you be filled with peace and hope while navigating through this difficult time.

    much love to you.

  10. Such a great idea putting a link to the Red Cross on your blog. I've followed your lead and put one on mine. All the best to you and Nao. Thoughts with your family

  11. I hope you hear some good news soon, thinking of both of you.

  12. I have been reading your blog from time to time but never commented...

    I feel overwhelmed by the Japanese tragedy, the country and its people have always been close to my heart.
    I keep everyone in my prayers...

    I am going to donate and follow your lead and put the Red Cross link on my blog as well...


  13. Praying you hear from everyone soon. And praying that out this disaster blooms something beautiful. Thank you for keeping us updated.

    from black currant thoughts.

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