A year ago this time, we were out of drinking water and even the very easily available bottled water from the vending machines were all out of stock. It was a time of uncertainty and also a wake up call for us. I realized how I’ve taken my ‘ordinary’ daily life for granted. ‘Ordinary’ has become a luxury to me now.
Let’s hope and pray that the people who are still living in the shelters will get their ordinary daily lives back again.
On a lighter note, I found out about the ‘Handmade Support Project for Tsunami Survivors‘ through Felt Cafe Japan. As part of the Project Fumbaro Eastern Japan, they are offering supplies such as sewing machines, and providing workshops to help survivors make a living out of their craft. There are no items up on sale on their etsy page yet but I am really looking forward to it. I hope this project will bring some joy to crafters in the affected regions.