Had an incredible time catching up with my buddy Jay in Tokyo yesterday about volunteer work in Japan and the slow recovery process in areas which were hit by the tsunami.
As some of you may know, sales from the Miya-san 6″ tribute figure will be donated to *K-M, a community organization founded by local youth and foreigners in the town of Karakuwa in Kesennuma City. K-M’s goal is to rebuild their community with emphasis on involving local kids and adults. By giving tours of the town regularly by volunteers, local resources such as fishing and farming are once again recognized, and so is hope.
My pal Jay’s involvement with K-M is primarily inspired by art. In the last year and a half, he has hosted art camps and community projects to introduce some color back into people’s lives. We are proud to have designed and produced Miya-san for such an inspiring cause. More updates to come as art programs from the proceeds solidify.
Big thanks to everyone who have supported our small effort so far.
A special tribute to a mentor in art and life
Miya-san Official Press Release:
Celebrating the joy that Miyazaki-sensei has brought into our lives, Martin Hsu has teamed up with Bigshot Toyworks to create and produce a limited run of Miya-San figures.
When: January 21st at 2PM EST to January 31st Midnight
Specs: 6″ resin / Limited Ed. of 300 / packed in gift box
Proceeds: Sales of the Miya-san tribute figures will be donated to “*K-M“, a community building organization that was founded by local youth and foreigners in the town of Karakuwa in Kesennuma City, Japan. With the goal of rebuilding their community after the 311 tsunami disaster. K-M is actively getting local kids and adults involved in promoting thought on the future.
*K-M: abbreviated per organization’s request
Ship Date: projected for April 2014
For the interim, inquiries may directed to:
Long Live Ghilbi!
And here are some of my Miya-san retirement rendezvous fantasies! ^_^
Jon the Miyazaki Club on Facebook!
Click images below for Miyazaki Club tees for gents and ladies!