All of us at Tenri Cultural Institute extend our deepest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones in the earthquake and tsunami in Northern Japan.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Japan who are suffering in this tragic natural disaster.
We have set up a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the earthquake. All contributions, which are tax-deductible, will go to our Tenrikyo Relief Fund that has been set up for our Tenrikyo Church organization. The funds will be used to directly donate funds, goods and support rescue activities for those impacted by this disaster.
In addition to the relief fund, many people who are connected with and who have performed at Tenri Cultural Institute contacted us expressing their desire to help the people of Japan. They wanted to hold concerts and charity events and donate all the proceeds to our relief fund. Fortunately, we have been able to work together with these performers, putting together twelve events to raise money for those suffering in Japan. Below is a list and some images of those events. Together with the relief funds from the other Tenrikyo affiliates around the world, approximately 9 million dollars was collected for the Tenrikyo Relief Fund, all of which was used to directly aid the victims. To follow the relief efforts of Tenrikyo Church, you may do so online at "http://wiki.tenrikyo-resource.com" under 2011 Tohoku Disaster Relief Efforts.
Through such benefit events, and the generous contributions of so many, we have been honored to act as a trusted representative of Japan in the New York City community and to serve as a connection to all that is good about Japan.
We encourage you to donate to the Relief Fund by sending a check to:
Tenri Cultural Institute
Please make checks payable to Tenri Cultural Institute and include "Japan Earthquake Relief Fund" on the check.
To view photos from the events, please click on the following photo.
Benefit Concerts and Events held at Tenri Cultural Institute
March 11 - Tenri Gagaku Society of New York
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