Saturday, September 28, 2013

1010 Participated the 10th Tokyo Peace Film Festival@Olympic Youth Center

I am back to Kona with a mother and two children (2 and 5 years old) from Fukushima after spending 23 days in Japan.  They are now staying at Fukushima Kids Hawaii House (our house).  The house can host 3 families from Fukushima who does not support from government yet exposed to high radiation daily.

During my trip, I was able to give a concert for Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project, raising money for the winter program (2 weeks in Kona, Hawaii) and Fukushima Kids Hawaii House, where the mothers and children from Fukushima can stay for free to detox and relax up to 3 months.

After the concert, I was busy with NVC trainers Jim and Jori Manske.  They gave 10 workshops and 1 retreat in 2 weeks (2 workshops a day sometimes) and spread the seeds of Non Violent Communication in Japan.

The last and the biggest event for me was 10th Tokyo Peace Film Festival, which had shown 10 documentary films with 10 lecturers with 1010 participants! Wow.

The Mainich Daily News has written a wonderful article about the festival:

At the end of the 3 days festival, we all got up and danced to the song of Timor by Sadamu Komukai.  It was a very moving experience.

Thank you for your support to our peace film festival to make it such a great event.