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Community Gathers for Kumamoto Aid

Local community members gathered at the Google campus in Kirkland last Friday for the Kumamoto Aid from Seattle event hosted by Kenji Imasaki. The fundraiser for Kumamoto, where mega earthquakes hit and devastated the community in April, featured music groups including Chikiri and the School of Taiko, Songs of Hope and Chorus of Hope, Sifu Tianyuan Li from Northwest Wushu and Cascade Drum Corps. The Tamana Girls High School band from Kumamoto also performed at Pacific Lutheran University on Sunday joined by the Graham Kapowsin High School Wind Ensemble for their annual friendship concert.

熊本地震の被災地支援のためのイベントが3日、カークランド市のグーグルキャンパスで開か れた。支援者が多数参加するなか、Songs of Hope、太鼓の学校など地元音楽関係者が演奏を披 露した。当日のイベントとグーグル社員の募金に対し、グーグル社がマッチングドネーションを行 い、全額が被災地支援に送られる。また5日には、毎年恒例の高校交流の一環として熊本県の玉 名女子高等学校吹奏楽部とグラハム・カポウシン高校管楽団による親善コンサートがパシフィック・ ルーテラン大学で開かれた。

Photo courtesy of Kumamoto Aid from Seattle / Photo by Yasuhiro Wabiko

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