3/11 Commemoration at JCCCNC

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SAN FRANCISCO — “Remember-Remember-Revive,” a commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in northeastern Japan, will be held on Wednesday, March 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco Japantown.

Auction items will include this Daruma made by Rev. Shuko Katayama of Jifukuji Temple in Kesennuma.

Auction items will include this Daruma made by Rev. Shuko Katayama of Jifukuji Temple in Kesennuma.

“We will be focusing our efforts on helping the economic recovery and revival in the Tohoku region,” said a JCCCNC spokesperson. “We will have a short program, tastings of food and sake from the area, and a small auction of goods made by the people of Tohoku.”

The auction will feature items from Jifukuji Temple, Shanti Volunteer Association, the En Shop and Ken Watanabe’s K-Port Café – all in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture. Sake from the Tohoku region will be poured by Beau Timken of True Sake.

The items include a hand-painted Daruma created by Rev. Shuko Katyama, chief priest of Jifukuji, who has been very active in involving citizens from Kesennuma and other parts of Japan to create a green wall, his alternative to a cement barrier, to prevent future tsunami from causing injuries and damage.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, call (415) 567-5505, email [email protected] or visit www.jcccnc.org.

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