We did it!

Charmaine Minami raised £530 from 13 supporters.


Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 17/01/2017

£530raised of £2,000 target by 13 supporters

    Weʼve raised £530 to donate directly to Aso Shrine to help fund its costly reconstruction after the devastating twin earthquakes of April 2016.

    Aso District, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japanery
    Time left
    Funded on Tuesday, 17th January 2017

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is the new way to raise money for a personal cause on JustGiving.


    It is now over 5 months since the devastating twin earthquakes that shook the Kumamoto and Oita areas of Kyushu causing extensive damage and loss of life. The dust has settled,and so has the earth beneath our feet (although to date there have been well over a thousand aftershocks) and the reconstruction work has begun in earnest.

    Aso Shrine,a beautiful, historic wooden shrine with an imposing two -storey `romon` or tower gate suffered such extensive damage that it will take up to 10 years to repair at a cost of billions and billions of yen. The government will provide funds for the rebuilding of the main tower gate itself,as it is a designated Important National Cultural Property,but money still must be raised towards the repair of the `haiden` (hall of worship) and other structures within the shrine grounds.

    Our initial fundraising for Aso Shrine,which included a 40km walk in May from our hometown to the shrine itself,collecting boxes placed in local businesses and crowdfunding ,raised over 1500 GBP, but we still feel we can raise a lot more in this second stage of crowdfunding.
    We are hoping that people overseas who may have visited Aso Shrine on their travels,or possibly even lived or worked in Kyushu and who have a special connection with the area, will wish to donate whatever they can to help return Aso Shrine to its former glory.

    I have met with staff at Aso Shrine ,they are truly grateful for any help and have fully endorsed this crowdfunding page for collecting funds worldwide.

    Arigatou gozaimasu



      4 months ago

      Charmaine Minami started crowdfunding

      Leave a message of support



      • Janet Roberts

        Janet Roberts

        Jan 17, 2017

        Hope this helps xx


      • Anonymous


        Jan 16, 2017


      • Anonymous


        Jan 12, 2017

      About the fundraiser
      Charmaine Minami

      Charmaine Minami

      Aso District, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japanery

      I'm British,but have been a resident of Kyushu for over twenty years. Aso Shrine is less than an hour's drive from where I live,and over the years I have often visited on various occasions.

      Report this Page

      Great people make things happen

      Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

      Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

      Start a new PageAbout Crowdfunding