Introducing Part 2!

Hey everyone!

We are proud to spotlight another one of our special guests at FAIR Takata. Akita’s very own Russell Kabir!!!

Russell is a singer-songwriter from Oklahoma who is currently living and performing in Tohoku, Japan. His recent album “Way of Things” debuted to the exceeding satisfaction of his friends and community. Enjoy songs empowered by his commitment to music and his constant endeavor to create beautiful melodies.

We are so happy to have Russell come out and play for us. If you haven’t had the chance to see Russel’s show yet, you can catch a glimpse of him on August 17th at FAIR Takata! Also, if you are a big Russell Kabir fan, you don’t want to miss what’s coming up next!!! Stay tuned and see you at the FAIR!


Home-made Pitch Burst!

One of our games has been built!

A huge thanks to Todd, David and Amanda for all your help! I hope you look forward to playing this game at the FAIR!


In the lead up to the FAIR, we are proud to introduce you to some of the fantastic folks volunteering their talents and time to help us out.

The first person we’d like to spotlight is Guy Totaro of Niko Niko Taishi (the Smile Ambassadors)

Gaetano Totaro Niko Niko Taishi Shi - The Smile AmbassadorsOffering smiles, laughter and love, Niko Niko Taishi have visited 119 locations and interacted with over 9,380 children in Tohoku since 2011. Through their magical musical circus extravaganza their efforts have helped not only children, but their families, caregivers and ultimately their communities.

NNT Show comp

Please come to the FAIR and see this Smile Ambassador for yourself!!!

Thank you Guy-sanNiko Niko Taisshi LOGO Small Patch

International Donations

Hi everyone!

We are so happy to say…

We are NOW accepting international donations for FAIR Takata!

Thanks to IsraAID and Andy Anderson, you can donate to FAIR Takata over at GlobalGiving!  Head to our donate page to see the details, or just click on the donate button on the side to be taken directly there!

If you would like any more information about the event or the budget, head over to our FAIR Takata page and take a look.

Feel free to e-mail us at any time if you have any questions!

Only one month left!

– KK and Jon

FAIR Takata Raffle Prizes!

Takayama Udon

In March 2012, for the one year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, volunteerAKITA and other Tohoku volunteers went to Otsuchi, Iwate. One of the groups we were lucky to work with was Mr. Takayama who is the owner of Takayama Seimen (高山製麺)

Mr. Takayama and his volunteers worked tirelessly, serving free and delicious udon to all those who attended. His generosity and commitment to Tohoku are unbeatable and we are extremely grateful to have met him.

For FAIR Takata, Mr Takayama has donated 20 one kilogram packages of udon to be given out as prizes for the day. We thank him from the bottom of our hearts and only wish he could be in Rikuzentakata for the event.

Thank you so much again Mr. Takayama!

– KK and Jon

List of Games!!!

Here’s our official list of games for the FAIR! Included are links to YouTube videos in case you are unsure of what “Pitch Burst” or “Cornhole” is. For those interested, we also have included the status of the game (what materials we have acquired. )

Carnival Games

-KK and Jon

Messages for Rikuzentakata!


Messages written by students in Tochigi! We will be displaying these messages, as well as any others that people want to write/send on the day of the FAIR!!!

If anyone would like to send any messages or pictures, please don’t hesitate! The citizens appreciate and are extremely grateful for even the tiniest thoughts you have for them.