2017 This is Fukushima Calendar
Since the events following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, many people across Japan and the rest of the world know the name Fukushima very well but for all the wrong reasons. For them, those who have never visited Fukushima, the name brings thoughts of a desolate land devoid of a future. But the residents of Fukushima know differently. They know that this is a land of spectacular beauty with a proud history; where hard work and determination are what will decide its future.
Inspired by their resolve, we continue to produce our annual wall calendar filled with images of what life is really like in this land of wonderful people and beautiful scenery. Because... This is Fukushima.
The project has been a tremendous success over the past several years and has grown considerably since it first began. The 2017 edition will continue that trend and bring our message to the rest of the world:
Fukushima continues to thrive and rebuild.
100% of all funds raised are used to offset the costs of printing and shipping the calendars across Japan and to the rest of the world. We do NOT sell the calendars. They are given away for free. For many of us, Fukushima and its people have given us so much. This is our way to give something back.
We are in the process of making the selections of the final images to be used in the calendar and hope to send the job to the printer by late November. We are asking donors to commit by Friday, November 25th.
Offline or anonymous donations are, of course, more than welcome!
We are very grateful to have received so much support for the project over the years. There has been a lot of interest shown in the calendar this past year especially, so we're hopeful that we will be successful in raising the necessary funds to produce it.
For those who reside in Japan and would prefer to donate via furikomi, please contact us at ThisisFukushima <at> gmail dot com for our Japanese bank information.
オフラインや匿名などの協賛も大歓迎です。日本滞在で振り込みのご協賛を希望する方は、メールでThisisFukushima < に > gmail.comまでお問い合わせください。
Our current 2016 calendar - our latest and greatest creation to date - is available for viewing or downloading from our website .
今年までのカレンダーは無料でホームページ[km1 ] で見ることが出来ます。
Please help support our calendar project!
Thank you very, VERY much to everyone who generously donated to support our project this year! We often tell people that this is a group project where everyone's contributions are what makes it possible. And it truly is, because were it not for your support the project couldn't have grown to become the success it has over the past several years.
Once again, on behalf of the This is Fukushima production team, Thank you!
The amount of funds we are able to raise each year determines how many calendars we are able to produce.
This year we are producing the calendar completely within Fukushima as opposed to contracting it out to the printer in Osaka that we have used each year. Their rates are a little higher, but the whole point of the calendar project is to help the people of Fukushima, so we want to support local businesses.
So far the response to our fundraising efforts this year have been positive, but slower than this time last year.
We really need your support!