Here’s another fine fund raising effort for disaster relief in East Japan. Dutch photographer Albert Kuiper writes,
To raise funds for the relief of the Japanese tsunami and earthquake I have made a small series of books, with photos from my wonderful month-long stay in Kyoto in April 2010. All proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross.
I have made three books:
Kyoto, Eternal City of Cherry Blossoms, Geishas and Temples
This book contains an overview of sakura and hanami, shows the day in a life of those dressing as a geisha for a day, and a visit is made to some temples and shrines.
This book shows many forms of rituals in Kyoto. A city with some 3.000 temples and shrines, these are places for expressing devotion, as well as wishes. In my book on ritual, I embed the wish for a safe rebuild of the country.
The old city center with its wooden houses and shops does not have many flashing neon lights. Instead, the customer is welcomed with noren, the colorful banners hanging in front of the entrance of shops.
The books are available at the Blurb Bookstore, a publishing-on-demand book printer. The books can be ordered at the book site directly. All proceeds go to the Red Cross.
Thank you Albert!