Sustain-Able 余 : ♥

….wild is the wind…creative freedom is the seed….

Japan: My “Postcards still Touring after 3 years! – 展巡回 南相馬市立博物館での開催のお知らせ” is in Tokyo

March 2013 Updates: 

An exhibition of A5 original art works by 22 artists from the areas affected by the 11.3.11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster.

The 22 beautiful and poignant works specially made for this exhibition give insight into the incredible grace and resilience of the Japanese spirit.
The exhibition returns to Japan for the first time since 2011 to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the disaster before continuing its world tour.

Plus a selection of the over 400 “Postcards To Japan” art works sent to Tohoku by artists from all over the world will be shown before continuing their tour along the coast of Tohoku.

at the

International House of Japan
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032  Phone: +81-3-3470-4611
2nd – 15th March 2013
to commemorate the second anniversary of the March 11 earthquake.   

international house of japan tokyo logo
Curated by Kate Thomson and Hironori Katagiri

In the devastated regions the priority is to re-build communities and livelihoods.
Life goes on:  Art and culture are vital in celebrating life, and can help to nurture imagination, energy and determination to move on.”

international house of japan tokyo 1


Postcards From Japan – A Message From Tohoku Artists Is on for two more days until 16th January 2013

at the Japanese Cultural Institute of the Japan Foundation, Universitätsstraße 98, 50674 Köln, Germany


5. Dezember 2012 – Mittwoch, 16. Januar 2013

Als das schwere Erdbeben, der darauf folgende Tsunami sowie die Nuklearkatastrophe die Region Tôhoku am 11. März 2011 trafen, brachen Energieversorgung, Telefonleitungen, Mobilfunknetze und Internetzugang unmittelbar zusammen. Als Erstes war das japanische Postsystem wieder einsatzbereit, sodass in vielen Fällen die erste Nachricht darüber, dass die Lieben in Sicherheit waren, per Postkarte übermittelt wurde.


from 19th December 2011 ~ 26th February 2012: 

We set up the exhibition at the Fukushima Minami Soma Museum.
This is the nearest public museum to Fukushima dai-ishi nuclear power station. We are exhibiting together with Temporary exhibition from Fukushima Museum of Art.


■住所:〒975-0051 福島県南相馬市原町区牛来字出口194.
■Tel: :0244-23-6421
■主催:POSTCARD project

The full colour catalogue of over 370 beautiful postcards sent to Japan from artists all over the world is ready!  

“Postcards To Japan - For the People of Tohoku catalogue launch 3 ~ 5pm on Saturday 18th February at Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street, EH1 3LR Please join Hironori Katagiri and Kate Thomson for a drink to thank the artists who sent postcards. RSVP email

 A limited number of copies of the catalogue are available for artists who have sent a “Postcard to Japan”  so artists please do come along to collect your complimentary copy of the catalogue.  

More copies will be available for general release in UK from 23rd April 2012.  And copies are available at the exhibition in Japan….

The exhibition of “Postcards To Japan”  is on show at IMA Iwate Museum of Art, Morioka, Japan. 19th December 2011 ~ 26th February 2012.

 The exhibition will then tour venues along the coast of Tohoku (north east Japan) devastated by the 11th March 2011 tsunami. and ultimately be donated to a museum or gallery in the region. 
“As an artist I’m honored to be part of  “Postcards to/from Japan 2011-2012″ effort to restore the long-term Sustainable Culture to an area of the world that was devastated by a natural disaster. The Arts uplift the human spirit and in times of great sorrow, can even inspire a spiritual transcendence. My warmest wishes go out to those who suffered loss in Japan and I think Kate & Honorishi did a wonderful job of curating this trans-cultural exhibition in Japan, New York, England (London & Birmingham) & Edinburgh, Scotland. ”  ~Cecilia.W.Yu
Many thanks to The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Club 8 Stuido Moirioka Inc. and Atelier Nord inc. for sponsoring the catalogue.
The exhibition is showing at IMA (Iwate Prefecture Museum of Art in Morioka, Iwate), the first exhibition of “Postcaeds To Japan” will be starting from 18th December 2011 and untill 26th February 2012.
「POSTCARDS TO JAPAN」 被災地応援アート・プロジェクト 東日本大震災で被害を受けた皆様に、心よりお見舞いを申し上げます。 世界各地からの多大な応援と数多くのボランティアの方たちが昼夜をわかず、 復興に向けて地元の方々と必死の取り組みがなされています。 アーティストとしてわれわれが今できること、ささやかではありますが、 そんな人たちに応援メッセージ作品(アート、詩)を送ろうと思います。 *A5版(148x210mm:またはそれに近いもの)サイズのハガキの裏面に「作品」を描く(作る) *内容はもちろん自由です。 *お送りいただいた作品は浮島彫刻スタジオが責任を持って管理し、被災地を巡回展示する計画です。 *このプロジェクトによって発生する利益は、すべて被災地の復興資金として寄付されます。 *締め切りは特にありません。 *情報は に、順次掲載していきます。   送付先: 〒028-4423 岩手県岩手郡岩手町 浮島ネット 「POSTCARDS TO JAPAN」あて ご協力、よろしくお願いいたします。 2011年4月19日 発起人 ケイト・トムソン 片桐宏典
About these ads

9 comments on “Japan: My “Postcards still Touring after 3 years! – 展巡回 南相馬市立博物館での開催のお知らせ” is in Tokyo

  1. Emmaus Road Projects
    May 12, 2012

    Hi Cecilia,
    Great to see you are active in the relief effort for Japan… please feel free to post this doco filmed 1 year on from the Tsunami:

    • ceciliawyu
      May 12, 2012

      This is marvellous. Thank you. Let me inbox you with my direct contact details! :) Thank you for checking in! Cecilia

  2. Codi
    May 28, 2012

    You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe it should be and change. Always go after your heart.

    From Cecilia: Thank you Codi, You too! :) (CC)

  3. claudiavau77
    September 21, 2012

    My dear friend,

    That a lovely initiative! Thanks for sharing this <3

    Here's something we'll be doing in London soon: a multi-arts fundraising event in support of the children of Fukushima, on Sunday, the 28th of October, at The New Diorama Theatre (15-16 Triton Street, NW1 3BF London). It with it will feature artistic contributions by visual artist Oi Nuen Sprunt, dancer/performer Rebecca Woodford-Smith, musician Charles Matthews & London Playback Theatre.

    The event's info are online at the company's website:

    …and on London Playback Theatre's Facebook page:

    I'd love you to come!!!

    Kindest regards,

    Claudia Vau

    Message From Cecilia: goodluck with everything and I am sure we will meet again very soon! Take good care. Lovely to meet everyone last time. CC

  4. Denise Westerfall
    April 3, 2013

    Hey there would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with?

    I’m having a difficult time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.

    P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

    • ceciliawyu
      April 7, 2013

      Hi Denise, I’m using wordpress. Blogengine is okay for shorter bytes. Drupal…lol…if a bunch of non-transparent dutch is doing it ineffectually on Drupal while messing up projects in AFrica…is the only time I came across Drupal driven site….that says it all…it is good if you care about infrastructure over content…but hey….nobody shows up to a site to “admire the infrastructure”!

      I have not used B2evolution before but can check it out and ask around…:)….I think the swarm of Gen Zzzz will know…in terms of how it works infra….but….

      I had a look and gut feeling… is a hell of a lot of work to get to something that is an extension on your existing website…Web development is so sophisticated and High cost/maintenance these days…..unless you are willing to devote a load of time to it….why “reinvent the wheel” again? Of course, if CONTROL is a total issue…then fine, do it this way….

      But wordpress works great for me…it is ….like Sushi…easy, yummy, filling, low-fat and healthy….and creativity of presentation is up to your own ability…and no one else can change that! :)

      P.S Thank you for lovely comments about my design. It is ALL in the content and for that I think I have to constantly thank the wonderful contributions by Artists/Musicians and genuinely thinking and talented individuals all around the world. :)

      Goodluck. Let me know if I can help in the future.
      cheers CC

  5. Sima
    April 4, 2013

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board from pinterest and I in finding It really interesting. I am hoping to present my thing again and aid others. Can you help me when I am set up? I hope so.

  6. Kesselman her latest post
    May 10, 2013

    Hi! I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

    From Cecilia: I don’t use a captcha because I have enough trouble getting people to comment to the right article…often I find people comment about one article after they roamed around abit so it ends up in another don’t want to add extra obstacle ! hahaha. Seriously…the natural spam filter wordpress use is good enuff for me. cheers, goodluck! CC

  7. フィットネス水着
    July 11, 2013

    Updated (March 2013): “Postcards To Japan – 展巡回 南相馬市立博物館での開催のお知らせ” in Tokyo | Sustain-Able 余 : ♥

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 883 other followers

%d bloggers like this: