FAIR Takata, August 17, 2013!


Hey everyone!

Saturday, August 17th saw a beautifully sunny day which was ideal for our water based games. All our fantastic volunteers showed up and prep for all of the games were finished ahead of the event. We were so lucky to have volunteers from all over Japan, including Tokyo, Tochigi, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, and Akita. Everyone absolutely kicked butt at manning the various booths, giving smiles and happy memories to everyone who came.

Guy Totaro from Niko Niko Taishi put the biggest smiles on everyone’s faces with magic, balloon animals and comedy. We also had stellar performances from both Russell Kabir and Autumn River Willow, gaining a new group of diehard fans that will look forward to all their performances in the future. Also a huge shout out to IsraAID for making the trip to Rikuzentakata. We are so grateful for their support!

The goal of FAIR Takata was for people to get together and enjoy themselves, and we whole-heartedly think this goal was accomplished. We know that people will be talking about Pitch Burst and face painting for many years to come.

A HUGE thank you to the volunteers, donors, friends and family that supported us this past year while we were preparing for this event. We really, truly couldn’t have done it without you.

-Jon and KK

IMG_7476IMG_1983IMG_7488 IMG_1680IMG_4242 IMG_2016 IMG_1983 IMG_1803 IMG_1740 IMG_1702 IMG_1890photo credits go out to Nave, KK, Andrew, Randy, and Sean


Introducing…the final!

Only one week left to go! All the preparations for the games are just about done! We can’t wait for everyone to come play them! Before that happens though, we are very happy to share our final special guest with you!

All the way from Akita prefecture, we have the musical stylings of Autumn River Willow!!!

In 2009, 5 people from various walks of life got together and decided to make a band. In 2011, with the retirement of their singer, they welcomed a new member who had been previously performing as a solo artist and the addition of a new keyboardist. In 2012, they changed to a new drummer to arrive at their current roster. They describe themselves as a blend of jazz, funk, and latin which achieves a classy pop sound.

We are really lucky that they were able to fit FAIR Takata into their schedule. But wait! There’s more!

Due to prior commitments, the regular guitarist for ARW can’t make it to FAIR Takata. His spot will be filled by none other than, Russell Kabir!!! So if you haven’t had your Russell Kabir fix yet, look out for a double feature on display at FAIR Takata!

Can’t wait to see you there!

– Jon and KK


Another game has made it past prototype stage! Please take a look at our plinko board we made for the FAIR!

We can’t wait to see it painted up and in action on August 17th!

With only 10 days to go, we are still looking for donations for FAIR Takata. Please take a look at our donation page if you are interested in supporting us and the people of Tohoku! Tell everyone you know!

– KK and Jon

Less than 2 weeks!

Game signs

There are less than two weeks left! We are scurrying around getting everything put together for the FAIR. We hope you guys are all excited!

We’ve got the drinks, the food, the volunteer packages, and the signs all ready to go! There is still plenty to do, but we will have it all ready for the 17th!

If you can’t make it to the FAIR, please think about donating to the event, just head over to our donate page or the donate button on the side there.