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::::: BALKAN FLOOD CHARITY EVENT on September 5th, 2014 :::::

posted Sep 8, 2014, 2:53 AM by INFO ICT   [ updated Sep 8, 2014, 3:11 AM ]
BALKAN FLOOD CHARITY EVENT (Charity event for Serbia) on September 5th, 2014

On September 5th, we co-hosted BALKAN FLOOD CHARITY EVENT for SERBIA at the Embassy of Serbia with My Eyes Tokyo (MET). There were 111 participants attended this event and 130 raffle tickets were sold in total! We finally donated 224,760 JPY to Serbian government to help and support the people
in Serbia.


The purpose of this event was to enhance partnership and mutual understanding between Japan and Serbia through charity and donation. Japan received donation from Serbia in 2011 for the East Japan Great Earthquake. To tell special thanks to it, we coordinated this event to return something to Serbia. Getting hints from these backgrounds, we coordinated this event as a charity by raffles and donations.


Here we report the details of the event.

The event opened at 7 p.m., with the opening greeting from Mr. Nenad Glišić, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia. He made a speech about the consequences of tragic floods and expressed thanks to everyone who attended the event.


Then, the founder of MET, Mr. Isao Tokuhashi played the MC, and had an interview session about the flood in Serbia with employees of the Embassy of Serbia. The main topics were what they felt/heard at the moment of 3.11 (the Great East Japan Earthquake) and the terrible flood in Serbia.


After that, ICT had a summer drink workshop of tea, Mrs. Haruna Yamamoto and Ms. Akiko Abe demonstrated how to make a refreshing drink with Japanese tea and Serbian fruit jams. They had an attractive speech and instruction about the corroboration tea, and the participants enjoyed tea testing. We also sold the ICT original tea blends, which were chosen as the best blends in ICT’s past three workshops. ICT sold 20 packs of tea set! Then, we had a short time for pleasant chat for participants. After that, we had a fantastic flower arrangement show, which was a collaboration or mixture style of Buddhism and Music. The mystical world with the sounds of scissors attracted all guests for 30 minutes.

After the amazing Ikebana show, we had lottery for the charity raffle. There were some lovely items which were donated by some artists, like accessories, clothes, and so on.

We closed the event by having excellent closing note by Mrs. Tsubasa Kato, the ICT founder.

Special Thanks to all sponsors and supporters, and thank you for all participants who supported this event and exactly joined!!



Written by Tsubasa Kato (Jojo) and Yoko Taniguchi