Like many of you, Japan has been on my mind the last few days. I may come from a country that has very painful history with Japan, but Japan will always have a special place in my heart. It is where I experienced and learned so many things, made friends, including Mr. Lilacmoon... It pains me to see all the unbelievable pictures and videos that made it to the internet. I think I will have to force myself to step away from the computer.

But before I do, I'd like to urge you to help in any way you can. You can donate to Red Cross through iTunes, Google, etc.

For shoppers who want more creative ways to help:
Weiden + Kennedy's Help Japan posters (via sfgirlbybay)
Yokomono's lavender sachets (via unruly things)
Rare Device's online shop
Hilda Grahnat's Help Japan Shop
Hello Sandwich's Gift Wrapping Zine PDF
I'm sure there are so many more out there.

(The above pictures were taken in Osaka, Fukuoka and Kyoto in 2008. My trip to Japan later this month will have to wait..)

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