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15%
£750
raised of £5,000 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £750 to help rebuild Aso Shrine in Kumamoto after the devastating twin earthquakes

    Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
    Funded on Tuesday, 30th August 2016

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    When the sun eventually rose on April 16th after the longest,scariest night of our lives, the scenes of death and destruction across Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu,Japan in the wake of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake, were heartbreaking.

    Aso Shrine, a famous historic landmark popular with Japanese and overseas visitors alike, had suffered heavy damage. The main `romon` or tower gate,which is designated an Important National Cultural Property, collapsed, as did the inner `haiden` ( hall of worship) and several other structures within the grounds. Friends who have recently visited Aso have been moved to tears by the sight of this once magnificent wooden shrine now lying in shattered pieces at their feet.

    The decision has been made to rebuild the shrine,with an estimate that work could take up to 10 years to complete. Government funds will be provided for the rebuilding of the main tower gate itself, since it is a designated Important National Cultural Property, but other costs in excess of an estimated 2 billion yen (over 12 million pounds ) still need to be raised to help return Aso Shrine to its former glory.

    On May 14th,a month since the first of the Kumamoto quakes, we also plan to walk (weather permitting) from our work place in Oguni in the north of Aso County to Aso Shrine itself (approx 17 miles) to present an update on the funds raised by that date,so please make it worth our while!

    Please donate generously, arigato gozaimasu.

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    • Charmaine Minami4 years ago
      Charmaine Minami

      Charmaine Minami

      4 years ago

      We reached £700 ,thank you so much! With other offline donations collected during and after our walk the total is now approaching £1500! We are also extending the deadline until the end of July.

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    • Charmaine Minami4 years ago
      Charmaine Minami

      Charmaine Minami

      4 years ago

      If you`d like to leave a message of support,along with your name and home country,I`ll be sure to pass these onto the staff at Aso Shrine and have them added to the list of donors.

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    Page last updated on: 8/30/2016 11.02

    Supporters

    20

    • Richard Rundle

      Richard Rundle

      Aug 30, 2016

      £10.00

    • Linda Kincaid

      Linda Kincaid

      Aug 30, 2016

      £10.00

    • Tom Allen

      Tom Allen

      Jun 29, 2016

      £30.00

    • Masami Phillips

      Masami Phillips

      Jun 1, 2016

      Thank you so much for your support and action to protect our culture!

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 22, 2016

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 22, 2016

      Good for you - important to keep these cultural landmarks.

      £30.00

    • Chris

      Chris

      May 15, 2016

      Hoping you're all back on your feet very soon.With love from Paris

      £30.00

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    Charmaine Minami

    Charmaine Minami

    Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

    British,but currently resident in this beautiful corner of Japan.

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