The Japan Lampwork Society KOBE JAPAN

Efforts to Support the Victims of the Northern and Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum
79 Kyomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0034, Japan
Kyonobu Miyamoto, President
Ph: +81(0)78-393-8500@FAX:+81(0)78-954-9000
e-mail : jls@lampwork-society.com
URL: http://www.lampwork-society.com


As I watched the news that reported the seriousness and grievousness of the impact of the disaster, I had the nightmarish memory of Kobe earthquake of 16 years ago come back vividly.
I contemplated on what we, as the lampwork society can do and I came to a conclusion that we could convey our shared feelings to the area stricken by the disaster in a way that only lampworkers could do.


1. Well-Wishing Beads
a. fundraising    b. exhibition
2. Charity demonstrations
3. PR support for lampwork events or projects for the victims


Please send us a bead which you created with wishes of recovery and new start with your
message. You can be professional or amateur lampworkers.
These will be used in the following two ways.


Well-Wishing Beads Fundraising

If you wish to sell your bead and donate the proceeds for the victims, please include the information of the asking price. We will sell your bead on the web shop of Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum. We will donate 100 % of the proceeds.
(If your bead remains unsold, it will join the exhibition.)


We chose the NPO organization, "1.17 Flame of Hope" (http://117kibounoakari.jp/what_en.html) because we want the donation to go directly to the victims. This organization is run by some families and relatives of the deceased at the Kobe earthquake and some volunteers and helps victims of disasters. The total amount of the donation will be announced at the Japan Lampwork Society web site and on LAMMAGA.


Well-Wishing Beads Exhibition

If you wish not to sell your bead and you want it to be a part of a monument which will be permanently exhibited at a facility in an affected area. We are currently working on a location.


In either case (You are welcome to send a bead to each project.) please fill out an online application form at the Japan Lampwork Society web site. (It will be ready by April 1.)


Information

Accepting Dates

April 1, 2011 to March 11, 2012
(the first anniversary of the earthquake)

Shipping Address

Japan Lampwork Society
Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum
79 Kyomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0034, Japan

If you are coming to the Bead Art Show in Yokohama or Kobe, we will accept it there as well.


Bead Art Show in Yokohama :
May 20 to 22, 2011, November 5 to 7, 2011
Bead Art Show in Kobe :
November 11 to 13, 2011

 

 

Online Registration >>

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Registration Form (PDF 76KB) >>

We hope to receive many beads with your warm wishes.
Please support these projects.


Charity Demonstrations

We will hold a charity demonstration event at the lampwork studio at the museum. The addmission will be free but we will ask for donations at the door. The donation will be sent to the above-mentioned "1.17 Flame of Hope." The total amount of the donation will be announced at the Japan Lampwork Society web site and on LAMMAGA.
If you wish to volunteer as a demonstrator, please contact us.


PR support for lampwork events or projects for the victims

If you are going to host or know of any lampwork-related events which aim to support the victims of the earthquake and tsunami, please let us know. We will inform the public using the Japan Lampwork Society web site, LAMMAGA, blog, Twitter, or Facebook.
Any changes or new projects will be announced at the Japan Lampwork Society web site and LAMMAGA.

If you are lampwork or glass related companies, organizations, or shops and can support our efforts in some way, please contact us.


Kyonobu Miyamoto,
President
The Japan Lampwork Society

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