Friday, March 11, 2016

March 11 TODAY: PRAYER CONCERT Tonight@Hawaiian Queen Coffee Garden for Fukushima Kids

Yes, tonight, it is happening from 6:30pm. An amazing dancer from NY, Shizuno (who now live in Volcano) and a singer from Hilo, Kauilani Trainer, flutist Yumi, piano accompanied by Annu Shionoya, performs "Prayer for Fukushima" at Hawaiian Queen Coffee Garden , across from Safeway in Kailua Kona.


You are all invited.  No one turned away by lack of fund, yet we appreciate your donation/support for Fukushima Kids. (suggested donation $20. Talk to the receptionist if you can not afford, we let you in anyway)

Time flies.

5 years since the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that attacked the east part of Japan, taken 18000 peoples lives instantly, and now, we face the growing number of children with thyroid cancer (as of Jan 2016, 166 children have been diagnosed or suspected).

Fukushima Kids Hawaii continue to support those children who still live in Fukushima, being exposed to radiation day and night by inviting them to Kona for 1 month of healthy respite.
Your concern and support is greatly appreciated.

We hope to see you tonight!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Fundraiser for Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project 6 TOMORROW in Hilo,(Jan 9 4pm)

Tomorrow, Jan 9, 2016 at 4pm, we are going to have New Year's Concert Opera @East Hawaii Cultural Center. Here is the flyer.

I am not as well connected as I want to be in Hilo and challenged to get participants!!

If you know anyone in Hilo,  please share this post.  If you live near Hilo, please come.
Here is the flyer:

FB event page.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1651040295148319/



Saturday, July 25, 2015

Photos from July 21-23: Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project 5

Aloha, all the supporters of Fukushima Kids Hawaii,

10 of them arrived safely, and having a great time here. Below are some photos. More on Japanese FB page, Fukushima Kids Hawaii Japan.

They are age from 10 to 16,  learning how to farm, harvest, cook from the scratch using the harvest, cleaning, doing laundry, washing dishes, tidying up after every activity, learning BePeace Practice and Harmonics Healing (Japanese natural healing method).

Indeed, the best program we have had so far. From Project 5, we decided to make our main focus to "Learning" and this summer's main theme is "Farm to Table". So, our meals are made from scratch using fresh, organic and local vegetables, fruits, fish, eggs and meat.  Great, isn't it?  Our ultimate purpose is enhance the wellbeing of the children affected by nuclear power plant explosion in Fukushima. They have been living in and exposed to radiation constantly since March 11, 2011.

Yesterday, Mayumi Oda invited all of us to her Ginger Hill Farm and they provided feast lunch and dinner for us almost all made from their farm.  A Former Holualoa Cafe chef now lives with her and cooks great meals.  Which is another blessing.
Aloha, Akemi and Henk,

Hope you are doing well wherever you are on this planet Earth!

Upon Akemi's request, I am sending some photos. More are in the FB of Fukushima Kids Hawaii page.

They learn how to farm, harvest, cook from the scratch using the harvest, cleaning, doing laundry, washing dishes, tidying up after every activity, learning BePeace Practice and Harmonics Healing (Japanese natural healing method).

Indeed, the best program so far. 

Yesterday, Mayumi Oda invited all of us to her Ginger Hill Farm and they provided feast lunch and dinner for us almost all made from their farm.  A Former Holualoa Cafe chef now lives with her and cooks great meals.  Which is another blessing.

Yumi

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Harvest, Cooking, Learning, Exploring: Photos from July 21-23

I selected some photos I took from Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project 5 "Summer School@Huehue Ranch". Finally I have a bit of space to do this.

Today, we are going to fundraise by Garage Sale at Fukushima Kids House. If you happen to live in Kona, please come and support our mission by buying something you need or making donation.  All the kids will be there from 9 am to noon.

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From ginger hill farm. We made "Mame Gohan" from this. (rice and beans)

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Bananas are from Huehue Ranch and Ginger Hill Farm.

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Lycées are from Ikea-san, who is in charge of Meet N Eat.

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Rice and Beans with Daikon leaves and sesame seeds. Delicious.

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Everyday, a lot of fresh fruits!  and of course, green smoothie with Kale from Fukushima Kids House and Huehue Ranch

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Ample salad with each meal. Even dressings are made from scratch each time.

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Tombo ahi and Marline marinaded in Shio-koji (fermented salt rice malt)

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Off course, miso soup with seaweeds (wakame, konbu) and a lot of root vegetables like daikon, carrots, sweet potatoes etc.

10 have arrived in Kona safely, staying 1 month for Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project 5

10 people from Fukushima are here (July 21 till Aug 19) for Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project 5 "Huehue Summer School".  In the school, they learn how to farm, how to harvest and cook meals from the harvest, to practice BePeace, to learn about Harmonics Healing (natural healing method based on Kai-Igaku from Japan), and to learn different Hawaiian traditions.

This is only the 4th day and we have done so much!!

To cover the cost of hosting 10 people for 1 month here in Hawaii, we are still short $8000 for this summer's program.  We plan three more fundraising effort.

1. July 25 (tomorrow) from 9-12am, Garage Sale at Fukushima Kids House
 75-286 Hoene Street, Kailua Kona

2. Aug 9 Classis concert, Vivaldi Four Seasons by Ursula at 4pm@Hawaiian Queen Coffee Garden
http://peatix.com/event/103927/

3. Aug 15 Ukulele Contemporary by Kris Fushigami with dinner  at 6pm@Pu'u Wa'a Wa'a Ranch http://peatix.com/event/103891

Your support of spreading this information is greatly appreciated.  We can continue our mission only with your cooperation.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Launched IndieGOGO Campaign for Fukushima Kids Hawaii Winter Program

I just launched the IndieGOGO campaign to help Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project 4.  Hope  you can share this site to your friends so that we can reach the goal.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/give-fukushima-kids-24-days-hawaii-christmas-stay/x/5608962


By donating to our campaign, you are helping health and lives of Fukushima children directly and you are also contributing raising awareness of general public about radiation and health (there are a lot of things we can do to enhance our immune power despite the environmental contamination, including radiation, which we will teach Fukushima children).  The respite from radiation exposure is very important and benefitial for the health of the children living in radioactive environment constantly.
  The 12 Fukushima children age 9 to 18 will be coming with 2 chaperons, and their experience in Hawaii will impact rest of their lives as they will be equipped  with the knowledge of Japanese natural healing method and natural food (including how to prepare the food). They will be give Kangen water daily for detox and revitalize.
  We have managed 3 programs so far successfully, with 48 people (32 kids and 12 adults) attended our summer/winter programs (20 people) or stayed at Fukushima Kids Hawaii House(28 people) as of Oct 2014.

Your support is greatly appreciated. Mahalo, mahalo!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Fukushima Kids are in Kona

We are as busy as ever with two groups in Kona now. 1 group is group of 5, 4 kids with 1 chaperon. The other is group of 7, 5 children with two mothers from Fukushima.  They are enjoying beautiful Kona at beaches, farmers markets and farms.


Last night we had a welcome potluck party for Fukushima Kids and all the supporters and Fukushima people got together for the first time. Great food by Mayumi Oda and ginger hill farm team and all the participants were shared and enjoyed.

The group 1 will be here until Aug 16 and group 2 until Aug 26. I wish they could stay much longer!!
But they have families waiting in Japan.

Now we need to make more effort to keep our activities alive, yes, fundraising!!

On Aug 10, Aloha Keiki Ensemble has 2nd charity concert to Welcome Fukushima Kids here in Kona.

Aug 10, 3-6pm@Hawaiian Queen Coffee Garden
$20 at the door $15 with reservation by e-mail: rawinfo@harmonicslife.net

or call Yumi 756-8946