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Art Plays a part. Japan Earthquake

photo via newsweek

On Friday, March 11, a 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck the northeast coast of Japan, triggering a 33-foot tsunami that flooded Japan’s entire coastline. Hundreds of people were drowned in the tsunami created by the quake. The tsunami affected the U.S. and South American Pacific coasts, as well as Hawaii.

In the aftermath of this tragedy it is wonderful to see humanity at its most giving and to see that art plays a part as well. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the 8.9 magnitude Japan earthquake and Pacific Ocean tsunami.

Below is an excerpt of a post by Jun Shiomitsu on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 8:13am on Facebook, chronicling the experiences that people have shared on Twitter.

* 絵師さん

http://twitter.com/izumi823/statuses/46387948681297920

絵師さんたちがこの地震でみんなに元気付けようと必死に美しい絵や励ましのイラストを描いていることに感動。みんな自分にできることをしたいと思っているんだね。

Touch of art

I saw artists and painters trying to keep things upbeat by painting or drawing beautiful or encouraging drawings for the evacuees around them.  I was touched at how everyone was doing their very best to help.

translated by Jun Shiomitsu on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 8:13am. more

This is a cross -post from Traffickulture.

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