Category Archives: Ishinomaki

Ishinomaki Update #4

“And the battles continue in Ishinomaki. I contacted Fujita san and Yamakami san about a group that has 10,000 Cherry tree saplings to donate. They both went to the Ishinomaki government to get approval. Yamakami san was told, “This is …
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Women of Fukushima: Short Film

“What must be admitted, very painfully, is that this was a disaster ‘Made in Japan’.” July 5th 2012 The National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation In the midst of accusations of blame and gross incompetency, conspiracy theories …
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LKG's Ishinomaki donation at work

The contribution made by Lesley Kehoe Galleries in conjunction with Significant Women’s Network, friends, clients and colleagues is having a significant impact. In response to a direct request from a group of local mothers for a safe place for their …
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Ishinomaki to Venice Film Festival

Then & Now by Australian filmmaker Paul Johanessen, is the short film that introduced us to the situation in Ishinomaki. The stories shared by the people featured were the inspiration for our fund-raising efforts. The film is a semi-finalist in the …
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Sake Corner #6

Urakasumi aged Sake was my favourite Sake at the recent sake tasting event hosted by the Japanese government at Crown Casino. At that event, I was lucky enough to meet and talk with Sake Samurai Irie Keisuke about the Urakasumi brewery. Brewers …
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Ishinomaki Update #3 - Impressions of Ishinomaki

Cherry blossoms are not the only signs of new life in Ishinomaki. The formidable strength of the human spirit is evident in small corners of Ishinomaki as residents struggle to restore some sense of hope for the future. Camouflaged by …
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Ishinomaki : Komegura Kimono Shop

The streets of Ishinomaki are clear, their pavements shovelled clean of mud and debris by locals and volunteers. Fronting these pavements are faceless buildings in various stages of devastation, boarded up and forlorn. There are no people. There are no …
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Ishinomaki donation - One Million Yen and a bit more

After visiting the devastated areas of Ishinomaki, we went to meet with Fujita-san, representative head of the Citizens for the Recovery of Ishinomaki, to hand over the raised donation funds. With the kind co-operation of American Express International, some $14,000 …
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Ishinomaki Update #2

On the 15th of March Lesley Kehoe Galleries and the Significant Womens’ Network held a fundraising event for the tsunami ravaged township of Ishinomaki. The event was attended by the Consul-General of Japan, Mr Hidenobu Sobashima, who expressed Japan’s heartfelt …
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Sake Corner #4

For Tohoku’s Sake Sake tasting event Consulate-General of Japan Melbourne Crown Casino February 16th 2012 Promoting sake as an important part of Japanese culture has to be one of the benefits of a diplomatic career- and one at Lesley Kehoe …
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