Supporting Parents in Japan

The above images are by a young japanese photographer called Yuki Kokubo. Her parents live about 70 miles from the damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima and as there is a gasoline shortage in the area they are not able to flee to a safer place at this time. Due to their current situation (more info) they’ll be facing financial hardship in the coming weeks. Since she is currently in graduate school full-time and doesn’t have a source of income, she has decided to sell prints of her photography to try to help out them out.

Read more about her parent’s situation.

I admire Yuki’s pro-active approach in trying to help them. I am just going to donate money, no print necessary.

9 Comments leave a comment below

  1. I fell bad 4 Japain

  2. Thank you for this post, and sharing her story. I’m moved by her action to help her family.


  4. How are you going to donate just money to her?

  5. Hi,

    Thank you for sharing this post. Yuki’s efforts are great and show her resourcefulness. However, she is not looking nor asking for charity. For many people in difficult circumstances, receiving charity simply makes them feel even more disempowered and loose their pride. Our intentions are good when we just want to give money to a person, but they are not always appreciated. Be kind to her. Buy a print!

    Thank you for your great blog. Reading it is one of my happy moments of the day.

  6. hallo tina, thank you for this link.

    personal help feels better…
    kind regards from germany, bettina

  7. I donated $10. I understand the charity/helplessness argument but I didn’t have enough money to buy one. I figured something is better than nothing, right?

  8. I donated $25.

    @Julia… I think it’s great you donated $10. it doesn’t matter how much you donate. If everybody just gives what they can, we can collectively make a big impact.

    Thanks to Swissmiss for the awareness. This is my favorite part about popular blogs :-)

  9. i was curious enough to check out Yuki’s kickstarter film Kasama-Yaki, and from what I saw I wanted to see more- in fact, apart from helping her parents, I want to see this film made- so I donated what I could and urge others to do so too.