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A Thousand Japans

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There are many realities in Japan right now. We at Handmade For Japan and the media have largely been focused on the disaster area in Tohoku, but I also want to share images from a recent trip to Japan showing another side. It felt very important for us to go to Japan during this time

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Handmade For Japan Auction Raises $75,757.55

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Thank you to all our artists for donating such amazing work, the galleries for believing in our auction and giving us choice pieces, and the donors for thinking creatively about how they could contribute. The support we’ve gotten for our efforts to raise money for relief efforts in Japan was has been overwhelming from the

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HFJ East Coast Headquarters


I’m happy to report that with the help of half a dozen dedicated volunteers, the Handmade For Japan East Coast Office has made significant organizational headway today! With 94 artists, galleries, and donors involved and literally thousands of emails back and forth, there has been a mountain of information to sort and upload. Thank god

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Handmade For Japan Auction March 24-27, 2011


The dates for the Handmade For Japan eBay auction have been set for next Thursday, March 24th, 8pm- Sunday, March 27th, 8 pm and will take place on eBay. Ai, Kathryn and I have been working non-stop for the past  six days fielding emails, inviting artists and galleries, and getting press releases out to the

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Online Fundraising Auction for Japan Next Week


Like many people, I’ve been immensely moved and upset by the earthquake and tsunami disasters that began yesterday in Japan. In some small way I want to help, so I’ve start organizing an online art auction with the help of my oldest friend, Kathryn Pombriant Manzella, and my new friend, Ai Kanazwa Cheung, both of

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