Over a several weeks, I was working on a new website and blog for the aid project for Japanese potters who were badly affected by the Eastern Japan Earthquake on the 11th of March. Nature often punishes human existence. I felt sorry about many people died and some are still missing. People who lost their home and families will have a long way to recover their normality. The Fukushima nuclear plant was the worst human error to add on to the natural disaster. I am worried when the potters who evacuated from the radiation-affected area could go back home and start working again.
The Japanese earthquake news has been disappeared from most of newspaper front-pages only after a few weeks.
I am not very charitable. However I didn’t want to see a good crafts tradition disappear from Japan. That is why I joined and spent most of my time making our website ‘ Kamataki Aid ‘ and ‘ Ganbare! kamataki ‘ blog.
I have been very busy contacting with Japanese potters and missed the timing of getting back to work on my own Anagama site.
After all, resumption of my kiln building has been slightly delayed and I accept as this is my life.