Japan's Grandma Project comes to RISD
On March 11th 2011, Japan was struck by disaster, experiencing its largest recorded earthquake in history followed by a tsunami of epic proportions. The Tohoku district is the most effected area. Groups of women who worked in the local fishing and clothing manufacturing industry in Tohoku gathered to create a community to support one another. They invented work that they could pour their best effort into and which could provide daily emotional support for each other. They began sewing ornaments with their own hands with leftover organic cotton fabric. This healing experience, the Grandma Project, became their hope to live for tomorrow.
Each ornament at the Holiday Sale will sell for $10 and all proceeds will be donated to Red Cross Japan. for more information regarding the project contact Nobu Irie, RISD’s 2011/12 Morisawa Fellow. firstname.lastname@example.org