Tohoku Hope Concert
“Ordinary people are the great earth. And the world’s future resides in the hearts of youth. When the music of peace reverberates among the people, a light of goodness and beauty will envelop society and, indeed, the entire world.” — Daisaku Ikeda, Translated from Japanese, Ikeda Daisaku zenshu (The Complete Works of Daisaku Ikeda), vol. 134, p. 457, (2003).
In the spring of 2012 – a year after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that devastated the northeast Tohoku region – Min-On launched a series of concerts entitled the Tohoku Hope Concert, holding admission-free concerts at primary and middle schools of the disaster area (39 different cities of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefecture).
The 80th and 81st Tohoku Hope Concerts at Wataricho Arahama Junior High School in Miyagi and Tomiokacho Tomioka Elementary and Junior High School in Fukushima
On October 21, Yohei Ito, who is active in Miyagi Prefecture and other areas, performed in a concert at Wataricho Arahama Junior High School, Miyagi. Yohei played Tsubasa (Wings), a song of his that was used in a car commercial. The attending students were excited by...
Tohoku Hope Concerts Held in Kesennuma, Miyagi, Namie, Fukushima and Yamada, Iwate
In the month of September, three Tohoku Hope Concerts were held—the first on September 2 at Oshima Elementary in Kesennuma, Miyagi, the second on September 17 at Namie Sosei Elementary in Namie, Fukushima and the third on September 30 at Osawa Elementary in Yamada,...
Seventy-sixth Tohoku Hope Concert Held at Takata-higashi Middle School
On July 9, the 76th Tohoku Hope Concert was held at Takata-higashi Middle School in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture. Takata-higashi Middle School campus stands on a hill overlooking the “Miracle Pine” tree and Hirota Bay. It was built just three years ago and features...