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Express your support to the people of North East Japan by sending original A5 art work postcards.

After the major earthquake and tsunami in north east Japan on 11th March 2011 power supplies, land lines, mobile phone networks and internet access went down, making it extremely hard to contact family and friends to find out if they were safe.

The post office were quickly up and running again and in many cases the first news that loved ones were safe was by postcard.

Inspired by the wonderful impact postcards can have, we would like to invite artists and poets to send tangible messages of support to communities affected by the devastation by making A5 size original artwork or poetry postcards and posting them to:

Ukishima Net,
Iwate, Iwate, Iwate,

We will collate all the postcards received into exhibitions to tour venues in north east Japan.

The deadline is end of September for the first exhibition opening in autumn
2011 at the Iwate Museum of Art

Please look out for updates here if you have any questions please e-mail info@ukishima.net.

With all very best wishes, Kate Thomson & Hironori Katagiri