|February 5th, 2012 – The suspended Hina dolls made by Ms. NINOMIYA. The variety of decorations such as goldfish and flowers look gorgeous. (Uchihibiki temporary housing, Higashi-Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture)|
On the day of the event, Ms. NINOMIYA served as the instructor and approximately 30 people participated in the class. She was fully occupied going up and down the small room, answering questions raised by the participants. Worried that she was worn out, an AAR Japan staff asked how she was doing, but she happily replied, “I’ve been spending everyday with nothing to do. I’m thrilled to finally able to do something that I’ve been wanting to for a long time.”
|February 5th, 2012 – People who took part in the doll-making. Pictured in the back row, third from the left is Ms. Kuniko NINOMIYA, who served as the teacher. (Pictured on the far right in the front row is Yumi KUSAKA of AAR Japan Sendai Office)|
On the day of the event, the residents of the Uchihibiki temporary housing complex, led by Ms. NINOMIYA, had cut pieces of fabric, prepared patterns for the dolls, and made instructions beforehand, so each person succeeded in completing at least one Daruma doll, and some as many as three. In addition, the residents of the two housing complexes exchanged information on what kind of handcraft they make at their respective facilities, as those from the Kitakami temporary housing complex exhibited their decorations made of origami and friendship bracelets.
|March 8th, 2012 – Ms. NINOMIYA (left) making Daruma dolls along with residents of the Kitakami temporary housing complex in Ishinomaki City. (Uchihibiki temporary housing, Higashi-Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture)|
|The handmade friendship bracelets with Tonbodama, created at the Kitakami temporary housing complex.|
Many living in temporary housing had lost their families and friends in the earthquake. In order to alleviate their desolation and create an opportunity where they can interact, AAR Japan will continue to strive to support those affected by the disaster to fulfilling “what they want to do”.
|March 8th, 2012 – Handcrafts that the residents of the Uchihibiki temporary housing complex made. (Uchihibiki temporary housing complex, Higashi-Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture)|
|March 8th, 2012 – During lunchtime, people took a break and ate dishes that were warm-heartedly prepared by the residents of the Uchihibiki temporary housing complex.|
|March 8th, 2012 – Ms. NINOMIYA, who served as the instructor, is pictured in front of the suspended Hina dolls that she made herself. (Photo credit: GlobalGiving)|
|Shot and edited by Global Giving|