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When Stephanie’s son saw a picture of Japan, he worried about the people there and how they would live. He wanted to do something to help. This is the amazing design that Mason and Stephanie came up with. He drew a person with helping hands and she put the red circle in the hands as a symbol of Japan’s flag. She also added the big smile since it makes them happy to help others.

Kenji’s Light of Hope has raised $935 for the Igari Music Therapy Research Center. Please help us meet our goal of raising $2,000. Together, we can make a difference! Buy amazing original pieces & help individuals with disabilities and the elderly receive music therapy in the quake-stricken area of Miyagi Prefecture.

Don’t forget that special lady in your life on Mother’s Day! Find that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for your mom at The Kenji’s Light of Hope art sale. We have something for every budget - from $5 to $900. You’ll find original comic art, painting, photography, prints, animation, crafts, music, jewelry, and accessories. 

We’ve raised $935 for The Igari Music Therapy Research Center. Please help us meet our goal of raising $2,000.

Ready for Spring? Donanne Kasikci’s photograph, “Wisteria,” is a stunning portrait of a Japanese garden in full bloom.

Buy some amazing original artwork and help individuals with disabilities and the elderly receive music therapy in the quake-stricken area of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan!

Many thanks to Donna Wells for purchasing a quilt made by Yoshiko Yeto, MT-BC! Kenji’s Light of Hope has raised $1,085 for the Igari Music Therapy Research Center. Please help us meet our goal of raising $2,000. Together, we can make a difference! Buy amazing original pieces & help individuals with disabilities and the elderly receive music therapy in the quake-stricken area of Miyagi Prefecture. Drop by our Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KenjisLightOfHope?ref=si_shop.

Big thanks to Casey of Creative Casey’s Blog! Casey, a Creative Arts Therapist, is donating this beautiful painting to our art sale; you will find it in our Etsy shop soon. Earlier this year, several members of her family returned to the U.S. after living in Japan for a decade. To learn more about Casey and read about the Kenji’s Light of Hope fundraiser, please visit her wonderful website:http://creativecaseysblog.blogspot.com/.

Buy amazing original pieces & help individuals with disabilities and the elderly receive music therapy in the quake-stricken area of Miyagi Prefecture. Visit our Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/KenjisLightOfHope?ref=pr_shop.

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Raising Money for Music Therapy in Japan

We sold Phil Franklin’s amazing coaster set at our Kenji’s Light of Hope art sale. We’ve raised $935 for the Igari Music Therapy Research Center. Please help us meet our goal of raising $2,000. Together, we can make a difference!

Buy amazing original pieces & help individuals with disabilities and the elderly receive music therapy in the quake-stricken area of Miyagi Prefecture.

Always wanted to take up a new hobby? Learn how to make wool felt in half an hour! Liz from Felt Cafe Japan has included all the supplies in her Felt Kit for Beginners.

Kenji’s Light of Hope has raised $900 for The Igari Music Therapy Research Center. Please help us meet our goal of raising $2,000. Buy amazing original pieces & help individuals with disabilities and the elderly receive music therapy in the quake-stricken area of Miyagi Prefecture.

Today, our featured item from the Kenji’s Light of Hope art sale is a gorgeous hand-stiched notebook designed by Needs to Note. It was created for the art sale and features a prayer for the people of Japan: “may the good THOUGHTS FLOW strong and endless on Earth." 

Buy amazing original pieces & help individuals with disabilities and the elderly receive music therapy in the quake-stricken area of Miyagi Prefecture. http://www.etsy.com/shop/KenjisLightOfHope?ref=pr_shop_more.

Melody Saraniti, a good friend of Yuji Igari, contributed her “Drip Line” painting to the Kenji’s Light of Hope art sale. Buy some amazing original artwork and help individuals with disabilities and the elderly receive music therapy in the quake-stricken area of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan! 

Melody Saraniti is an artist based in Chicago, IL. She has an MFA from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and artist residencies. Upcoming exhibitions will be “Art Chicago” on April 28th and “UNO Gallery-Chicago” in the fall of 2011. She is represented in Chicago by Thomas Masters Gallery. For more information about her, visit MelodySaraniti.com.

“Midnight” is an amazing print by renowned artist Richard Sala. Richard’s illustrations have been featured in Esquire, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and the New York Times.  "Invisible Hands,“ his animated serial, was on MTV’s Liquid Television. He has published several comic books with Fantagraphics, including "The Chuckling Whatsit” and “Evil Eye.” For more information on Richard, please visit http://bit.ly/fZyqbk.

Buy some amazing original artwork and help individuals with disabilities and the elderly in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan!

Many thanks to music therapist Yumiko Sato, who purchased a Tomodachi Kitty pouch and a Heidi’s Handmades’ music soap from our Etsy shop. Yumiko has been tireless supporter of Japan relief efforts. She’s involved with Music Therapy Global Care, Ganbaro Japan Music Therapy, and the American Music Therapy Association’s emergency response and relief efforts. Yumiko-san, you’re an inspiration to us all!

Kenji’s Light of Hope has now raised $1,132 for The Igari Music Therapy Research Center. We still have lots of great items at our Etsy shop, please drop by at http://etsy.me/kHhfU0. You can also send a donation to igarimtrc0001@mac.com at PayPal.com.

Yuji Igari has been posting some amazing updates of the activities at Igari MTRC. With the donations and purchases from all the fundraising activities, Yuji has been able to resume providing music therapy services to individuals with developmental disabilities and the elderly. He even had time to donate his services to the Hitakami-En shelter for individuals with disabilities. Please check out his blog to see your dollars at work.

Igari MTRC still needs our support. It’s not too late! You can send a donation to igarimtrc0001@mac.com at PayPal.com. Please drop by our Etsy shop:http://www.etsy.com/shop/KenjisLightOfHope?ref=pr_shop.

Please visit the Light of Hope: The Gift of Love and Music website (http://www.light-of-hope.com/?page_id=46). It provides info regarding the scholarship fund established by The Igari Music Therapy Research Center. Individuals with developmental disabilities and the elderly, who are facing financial hardship in Miyagi Prefecture due to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, will receive music therapy services via this fund. Please help by making a donation to igarimtrc0001@mac.com at PayPal.com.

You can also help by purchasing something at the Kenji’s Light of Hope art sale; 100% of the proceeds will go to the music therapy scholarship fund. Visit our shop at http://etsy.me/hp2GCx. Together, we can make a difference.

Heidi’s Handmades has donated sparkly blue soap with a fetching musical note design. Each bar is 4 ounces and comes in a Whispering Mint scent. To learn more about Heidi, please visit www.HeidisHandmades.blogspot.com.

Kenji’s Light of Hope has raised $935 for the Igari Music Therapy Research Center. Please help us meet our goal of raising $2,000. Together, we can make a difference! Buy amazing original pieces & help individuals with disabilities and the elderly receive music therapy in the quake-stricken area of Miyagi Prefecture.

There are two ways that you can help Kenji’s Light of Hope. You can send a donation directly to igarimtrc0001@mac.com via PayPal.com. You can also purchase something at the Kenji’s Light of Hope art sale; 100% of the proceeds will go to the Igari Music Therapy Research Center. Visit our Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/KenjisLightOfHope?ref=pr_shop. 

Your contribution will enable individuals with disabilities and the elderly to receive music therapy in Miyagi Prefecture, an area that was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami.

There are two ways that you can help Kenji’s Light of Hope. You can send a donation directly to igarimtrc0001@mac.com via PayPal.com. You can also purchase something at the Kenji’s Light of Hope art sale; 100% of the proceeds will go to the Igari Music Therapy Research Center. Visit our Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/KenjisLightOfHope?ref=pr_shop. Your contribution will enable individuals with disabilities and the elderly to receive music therapy in Miyagi Prefecture, an area that was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami.

Children’s book author, Tina Nichols Coury, gave a shout out to the Kenji’s Light of Hope art sale on her blog today.

We’ve raised $900 towards our $2,000 goal for The Igari Music Therapy Research Center. Please help us reach our goal! Buy amazing original pieces & help individuals with disabilities and the elderly receive music therapy in the quake-stricken area of Miyagi Prefecture.