Neconote Flea Market for Tohoku – Sunday October 21st

Neconote volunteers sporting kame comi towels…

Neconote are holding their first biannual charity flea market for Tohoku this Sunday (October 21st) in Kyoto city center. Items for sale include second hand books, clothes, handicrafts from Tohoku + there will also be musical performances and a talk by Fresh Currents editor Eric Johnston.
This news via Jen L. Teeter,

We are still a long way from recovery in Tohoku. At Neconote we believe that every contribution counts! Building upon previous and ongoing Kansai-based efforts to support revitilization in the disaster areas, we hope to continue with that momentum with the bi-annual Neconote Flea Market for Disaster Recovery. All funds will be contributed to local organizations in Tohoku (More details below). Hope to see you on the 21st!

Date and time: Sunday, October 21 10am-4pm
Location: Higashiyama Ikiki Shinimkatsudo Center (東山いきいき市民活動センター)
5 minute walk from Sanjo Keihan Station. Here is a map.


Items for sale!
1. We will have used books and very good quality used clothes for sale.

Kame comi towels

2. Kame comi towels for purchase. They support the work of a cafe in Ishinomaki  in spreading news and information throughout the city and region through community events and a community newspaper.

Edible seaweed from Ishinomaki

3. Seaweed products from an Ishinomaki producer whose factory was destroyed.

4. Takochan made by a group in Kessenuma.

5. Kyoto Journal’s latest publication, “Fresh Currents,” on Fukushima and renewable energy alternatives.

All proceeds will go to the three local Tohoku organizations noted above. We focus on supporting local organizations in the disaster area and making sure that we never forget what has happened and is still taking place in Tohoku.

Performances & Talks
1. Folk, traditional and popular song artist Felicity Greenland
2. Eric Johnston (Japan Times) to talk about the book Fresh Currents, and about shifting from a nuclear past to a renewable future
3. Three unlikely characters: Honami, Jen & Tokuda – one guitar, two vocalists!
4. LOOKING FOR MORE! Contact Neconote if you are interested in lending your artistic talents to support Tohoku! “If you’d like to collaborate in some way, do contact us! We are all about linking up!”

Contact: neconotekansai[at]
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