Monday, 7 November 2011

Nihon Rising

 Nihon Rising


                                                                                                                      (press full screen mode above)


Our latest project is a poem/ art/ music/ video. IHONO Arts group and POINT-less Arts group combined their efforts to produce the following tribute to Japan and to promote awareness in the aftermath of the devastating Tsunami that struck in March 2011.


In addition to these two Art groups; over 50 Artists, Poets, Writers and other creative people from around the World, provided images for this project. OXOXO Arts group has kindly offered to announce the project in Japan. A big thank you to all of you that helped make this project a reality. Images and contributor details are listed below.



After a lengthy discussion between Kaoru Fukushima of IHONO Arts Group and myself, we decided that we should create something to help raise awareness of the Japanese peoples plight. I then wrote a poem and recorded it. Kaoru then started creating the music to match the rhythm of the poem, which he did very successfully indeed. I then went about the task of asking my creative friends and associates to contribute an image with a few words from the poem, overlaid onto the image. I compiled it and the rest, as they say, is History.

We hope that you enjoy the video and that it raises awareness that this disaster is far from over, but there is hope! 


Kaoru Fukushima can be contacted on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/@IHONOfukushima and his Group's Website is: http://www.interq.or.jp/japan/ihono/ 

My Twitter account is https://twitter.com/#!/iliteratepoet and my other blog is: http://illiteratepoetry.blogspot.com/

I would appreciate it if you would share this video with your friends, thank you for your support.

Update 

This video has been viewed in the following 43 Countries, in seven days, thank you for supporting the project:

Arab Emirates, Austria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Botswana, China, Columbia, Canada, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Greece, Ghana, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, United States, United Kingdom.



       Sonia Kempson (UK) - Artist 





   Gwylym Owen (UK) - Poet/ Artist

       @iliteratepoet





     Sophia Fine (USA) - Artist

     @sophiafine




                   
     Eden Baylee (CAN) - Author 

      @edenbaylee





  F. Phoenix (USA) - Teacher/ Poet
                              
@finallyphoenix





  Gwylym Owen (UK) - Poet/ Artist

  @iliteratepoet





 Marsha Berry (AUS) - Artist/ Writer/ Photographer

      @Marousia





    Dima Babilie (SYR) - Artist

     @ProblematiqueD





   Ally Vinlove (ARG) - Artist/ Writer 

     @Lulaconamor





   Sean Vessey (USA) - Poet

  @Seanotd





   Abigail Baker (UK) - Poet

    @The_Linnet





  Janice McDonald (USA) - Artist

@JaniceMcDonald





  Diana Lee (USA) - Photographer/ Poet

@Diana605





   Josephine Robin Dalton (UK) - Artist/ Writer/Poet

 @robin_dreamer





 Genevieve Antonio (GHA) - Poet/ Writer

@MisSunnieGen





Angel de la Torre (ESP) - Composer/ Artist/ Writer

@angel_torre





    Margot Kinberg (USA) - Writer

 @mkinberg





Joseph Pagen (USA) - Writer

@josephpagen





 Mab Jones (UK) - Writer/ Poet/ Artist

  @mabjones





  Andrew Crane (UK) - Artist

   @Winsorandnewt





K. Fukishima (JPN) - Composer/ Artist 

 @IHONOfukushima





H├ęctor Delgado (COL) - Artist

@hectordelgado75





 Mandy Steward (USA) - Artist

@messycanvas





Rebecca Treadway (USA) - Writer/ Artist/ Photographer

  @CreepyWalker





  Angel de la Torre (ESP) - Composer/ Artist/ Writer

@angel_torre





Kihu Potru (FRA) - Artist/ Poet/Writer

 @potru





     Nick Davies (UK) - Artist/ Musician/ Producer

 @machiwater





Johannes S. H. Bjerg (DNK) - Artist/ Poet/ Writer

  @jshb32





   Johannes S. H. Bjerg (DNK) - Artist/ Poet/ Writer

  @jshb32





Johannes S. H. Bjerg (DNK) - Artist/ Poet/ Writer

@jshb32





Paulo Zerbato (BRA) - Artist 

@pszerbato





   Juan Carlos Hernandez (CHE) - Photographer

@jchernandezjazz





  Karma (USA) - Poet/ Author

   @TheSoulKarma




   Sammy Sutton (USA) - Author

  @SammyWrites





 Kaoru Fukishima (JPN) - Composer/ Artist

 @IHONOfukushima





Ditrie Sanchez (USA) - Artist/ Writer/ Musician

@IndieAndNed






Gwylym Owen (UK) - Poet/ Artist

  @iliteratepoet






 Stafford Gregoire (USA) - Artist/ Poet/ Writer/ Professor

     @wQueens7






  K. Duane Carter (USA) - Poet

      @songsoftheriver





     Mary Vargas (USA) - Artist

   @ArtinWater





   Terrill Welch (USA) - Artist/ Photographer/ Writer

@terrillwelch





    Nina Kuriloff (USA) - Artist

      @ninakuriloff





     Tonje Moe (NOR) - Artist

     @tonjemoe





  Shain Ellison Thomas (USA) - Writer

  @ShainEThomas





Gwylym Owen (UK) - Poet/ Artist

@iliteratepoet





  Glide (USA) - Filmmaker

   @WriteActLove






   Gwylym Owen (UK) - Poet/ Artist

@iliteratepoet





Leslie Moon (USA) - Poet/ Writer/ Photographer

   @moondustwriter





              Nick Warren (UK) - Artist/ Designer






Mark Jordan (USA) - Artist/ Poet

    @m_d_jordan





  Peter Wilkin (UK) - Writer/ Poet

  @peterwilkin1





  Anon (USA) - Artist/ Activist







   Loz Taylor (UK) - Artist

     @LozTaylor





Roger Allen Baut (USA) - Artist/ Writer/ Poet/ Photographer

@chasingtao





  Michelle Vinci (CAN) -Teacher/Musician/Poet/Vocalist

@mvinci





  Kaoru Fukishima (JPN) - Composer/ Artist

   @IHONOfukushima






  Jason Bush (USA) - Musician/ Artist

    @ainahainas






  Gwylym Owen (UK) - Poet/ Artist

     @iliteratepoet





Gwylym Owen (UK) - Poet/ Artist

 @iliteratepoet





 Gwylym Owen (UK) - Poet/ Artist

  @iliteratepoet







Tima (KWT) - Writer/ Poet

@tinkerbellink





                  
     Tima (KWT) - Writer/ Poet

       @tinkerbellink






    Tima (KWT) - Writer/ Poet

       @tinkerbellink




After a lengthy discussion between Kaoru Fukushima of IHONO Arts Group and myself, we decided that we should create something to help raise awareness of the Japanese peoples plight. I then wrote a poem and recorded it. Kaoru then started creating the music to match the rhythm of the poem, which he did very successfully indeed. I then went about the task of asking my creative friends and associates to contribute an image with a few words from the poem, overlaid onto the image. I compiled it and the rest, as they say, is History.

We hope that you enjoy the video and that it raises awareness that this disaster is far from over, but there is hope! 

I would appreciate it, if you would share this video with your friends, thanks.



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