Ganbare Nippon: Japan Tsunami Appeal

Design by Lea Wade

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Illustration Rally launched the Ganbare Nippon appeal on the 13th of March 2011 in response to the horrific events in Japan on the 11th. This is an overview of the appeal and how you can get involved and support us in supporting Japan. We say "Don't give up Japan" and we will show you the strength and hope in our community.

We have the following events

Ganbare Nippon: Open submission for Japan Tsunami Appeal
Llamamiento de ayuda por el tsunami japonés: Ganbare Nippon

This event is for our wonderful community to express the sentiments of hope and support that will help the people of Japan keep staying so strong and for us to let them know that the world is thinking of you and we will never let you fall. This submission is purely digital will not be sold or made into products and as always we will never ask for the copyright to your work. The submission guidelines for this event are found underneath the header article here, and you can see all the artwork submitted so far at: Ganbare Nippon

Ganbare Nippon: Artwork donation
We are also asking for artwork donations to sell to raise money for the relief effort. We would love any physical pieces at all, from cards and prints to full on characters and 3d! Anything you are willing to give we are happy to accept and all the profits made would go straight to the appeal. So if you want to take part or you have any questions please contact us at artwork-illustrationrally[at] and we will send you further information about where to send your work.

Ganbare Nippon: Charity shop
The Charity Shop is now open, and this is more than your average slacks and tweed merchant, we have some amazing work already! We have screen prints, linocut, watercolours, bags and postcards already up for your enjoyment by some really special artists and there is lots of awesome stuff winging its way to us as we speak, so keep checking and please buy here! All the profits are going straight to the people toughing it out on the ground!

Ganbare Nippon: Rally For Japan
We will be announcing a special rally for some truly incredible artists so keep your eyes peeled for info on our Rally For Japan. We are also planning to produce some unique and special products from this to raise money and it will be a great opportunity to grab some memorable pieces for a truly worthy cause.

We have also set up our own appeal page on just giving in support of the people on the ground providing relief and taking part in the tragic and painstaking recovery operations. The Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund disperses money to the International Medical Corps, Save the Children and other organizations. If you like what we are doing please show your support from here.

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Link banners:
Here are some little pictures that you can use as banners or icons to link to our appeal. You can also feel free to reblog this page as well!

All the links to the Japan tsunami charities