Hi this is Tak from Imari Tones, the first Christian heavy metal from Japan.
Thank you for all your messages and concern about the huge earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. We are okay, our band okay, our family okay. Fortunately we are living in Yokohama region and damage is not so serious here. However, things are very serious in other regions, especially Northeast part of Japan. Japan needs your prayer. And Japan needs your help.
Today, I want to tell you 2 things.
1st thing is our fundraising project on Kickstarter.
Thanks to all the people, we made our goal. ($1200)
We are so thankful and we want to say thank you very much for all the people who made "pledge" on Kickstarter.
It was on March 9th Wednesday we reached that $1200 goal. And I was going to send out a newsletter to say thank you and going to raise even more.
However, the huge earthquake happened on March 11th Friday, and everything changed.
So here is the 2nd thing.
Instead of trying to raise more money for our Kickstarter project, I ask you to donate for the Japan earthquake relief.
And I recommend this organization called CRASH.
They are an Christian organization in Japan. They have an English website. And some people working there I know of personally.
We are still living in some major aftershocks happening everyday. Nuclear power plant crisis still going on and people are living in fear. People in Tohoku regions are deadly in need for food, water, energy and everything.
Certainly, there is a spiritual battle going on in Japan.
So we really need your prayer.
As being a Christian, I've been thinking about the reason and why all these things happened. The answer God only knows but we still have a faith in Jesus.
And we are trying to figure out what we can do for our nation Japan.
Yes, we will go on to our USA tour in April/May.
We don't stop. We will go on.
At the same time, we feel like the meaning of this tour has totally changed as well.
We are now trying to see what we can do during the tour to help our nation Japan.
April 22 Friday, Headhunters, Austin TX
April 23 Saturday, The Moon, Fort Worth TX
April 26 Tuesday, Super Happy Fun Land, Houston TX
April 29 Friday, Music City Bar, Nashville TN
May 1 Sunday, Hamilton Pointe Church, Hixson TN
May 8 Sunday, Crossroads Church and Ministries, New Castle DE
May 11 Wednesday, The Wonderland Ballroom, Wahington DC
May 13 Friday, Clash Bar, Clifton NJ
May 14 Saturday, GoodByeBlueMonday, Brooklyn NY
May 15 Sunday, Gloryzone Ministries, Deer Park NY
May 21 Saturday, Blue Moon, Seattle WA
May 23or24, Rocketown, Nashville TN (Showcase gig in front of the music industry people. Wow that's gonna be an important gig. Detail TBA)
I think this is going to be a mission trip to ask help for Japan. If you have any good idea, please let us know.
Tak / Imari Tones