2016 / Fundraising event “Love For Kumamoto in LA” to be held at Gardena, May 28

NHK news about Kumamoto earthquake aired on April 27. (Cultural News Photo)

NHK news about Kumamoto earthquake aired on April 27. (Cultural News Photo)

People from Kumamoto and Japanese organizations in Los Angeles are striving for collecting donation to send to the victims of the Kumamoto Earthquake.

Fundraising event “Love For Kumamoto in LA” will be held at a business entity in Gardena by an ad hoc committee on Saturday, May 28, from 10 am through 10 pm.

Kumamoto-born flamenco instructor Michiyo Ando initiated the fundraising upon hearing about the powerful earthquake occurred in Kumamoto. Responding to Ando’s call, Mazak Corporation offered its space for the charity event, and numerous professionals such as acupuncturists, massage practitioners, foods and drink venders, musicians, yoga instructors, and others pledged to provide their expertise to raise donation.

Using such professional expertise, the day event will be presented with free admission from 10 am through 4 pm. Cultural News editor & publisher Shige Higashi will speak about his recent Kumamoto visit at the Nanka Kumamoto Kenjinkai booth at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.

In the night event with $20 ticket per person, professional flamenco show will be held at 6 pm, and Jazz Aides Kumamoto program will be performed by professional musicians from 7 pm – 10 pm.

Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai (Japanese Prefectural Association of Southern California) will be the responsible organization for accepting donation.

Donation to Kumamoto should be written payable to “Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai” and “Kumamoto Earthquake Aid” at memo line. All donations will be forwarded to the Kumamoto Prefectural Government by the Japanese organization.

Love For Kumamoto in LA

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mazak Corporation, 1333 West 190th Street, Gardena, CA 90248

Day Event: 10 am – 4 pm, free admission

Night Event: 6 pm – 10 pm, Ticket $20

For more information, contact: andomichiyo46@gmail.com or (310) 874-3363