【Rakuten Tasukeai (Love and Aid) Live your life first to be able to support others】
Hi everyone ! This is Sanae from Rakuten Tasukeai (Love+ Aid).
On March 23 Friday, our staff delivered the Rakuten Tasukeai (Love+ Aid). goods to 2 schools in Minamisanriku Motoyoshigun Miyagi prefecture. The details are written here.
When making deliveries I ask our staff to take pictures of the areas surrounding the place where we take the goods. This is because people including me, would like to know what is happening “Now” to the disaster areas. I know that pictures may not be enough, but I believe it is our duty or belief that doing something is better than doing nothing.. Last year at the end of May, I went to Minammisanrikucho. I have never forgotten the scenery that I have seen that day. However When I saw the pictures that the staff had taken at this time, I was very shocked. The scenery in the picture had hardly any difference with the scenery I have seen 10 months ago. Of course considering the severe damages that took place in the area, building would not appear again very soon. But I was so shocked. I live in Tokyo now, but I get to see what is happening to the disaster areas everyday on the news , and on the internet. However my mind had somehow thought different.
I was interpreting the messages like “Cheer Tohoku” or “You can make it Tohoku ” the way that I wanted to feel comfortable with.
I feel stronger now that in order to be able to support somebody, means that you need to live your life very firmly. Even turning off a light and saving energy is one method, thinking about Japan’s future in 10years, 20years, 100 years is also something very important. The owner of Asabiraki Jyuichidaime Genzoya mentioned, “The power of one may be small, but it’s not nothing” Don’t you wonder how things may turn out, to something you kept on thinking for ten years or 20years?! I would like to share the picture with you that have made me think about many things. Currently we are selling helmets and bicycles to send to Kazuma elementary school in Ishinomaki. Please take a look at our website.