It's been 4 years since the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami but there are still more than 200,000 people living away from home. It wasn't until recently that people started to see visible progress such as raising the ground to prepare for future tsunami inundation or constructing the foundation of houses. The focus of aiding Tohoku, or northeastern Japan, is shifting from physical reconstruction to psychological support to the sufferers.
We feel that the power of music is an effective way to help connect their spirit to the emotional demands of healing. This is why Otonowa is going to Tohoku again this August for the third time. Our time and efforts are our donation to the cause. Let us not forget!
|Aug 20||Iwaki, Fukushima||Higashi-Nihon International University|
|Aug 21||Minami-soma, Fukushima||Jas-mall Food Court|
|Aug 22||Fukushima, Fukushima||Channel Square|
|Aug 23||Otsuchi, Iwate||Hotel Hamagiku|
|Aug 24||Otsuchi, Iwate||Otsuchi Chuo Komin-kan|
|Aug 25||Ofunato, Iwate||Temporary Food Mall, Cafe Bar Reposer|
|Aug 26||Rikuzentakata, Iwate||Jazz Time Johnny|
|Aug 27||Kesennuma, Miyagi||Hotel Tsunakan|
|Aug 29||Ishinomaki, Miyagi||Tachimachi Temporary Shopping Mall|
|Aug 30||Natori, Miyagi||Yuriage Fish Market, Victory Cafe|
|Sep 1||Koenji, Tokyo||JIROKICHI|
|Sep 2||Ginza, Tokyo||Bar MUGEN|
|Sep 3||Kawaguchi-ko||Guest Performance in Kawaguchi-ko Stellar Jam|
Akira Tana — Drums & Leader
Masaru Koga — Sax, Flute & Shakuhachi
Art Hirahara — Piano
Noriyuki "Ken" Okada — Bass
Saki Kono — Guest Vocals
Tetsuya Tatsumi — Guest Trumpet
Watch the beautiful documentary film created by Sara Pettinella to re-experience our Japan Tour 2014!