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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Omachi Ganbatte

Further to the post earlier regarding the Japanese tsunami which has destroyed Isao Omachi's garden, Marco Invernizzi and Doug Paul are being very active in creating a fund, "Omachi Ganbatte", which will allow Omachi to get back on his feet once things have settled down.

Details can be found here on Facebook, for those of you do it... http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_161322040589059 the group is called Omachi Ganbatte. For anybody who thinks that this may be a con, then please read the small print on the page. The fund is being managed by various people and there should be no concerns about donating money to the cause.

For anybody who does not do facebook...including me. details for donation are...

for US: Please send checks to:
Omachi Relief Fund
P.O. Box 22
Yorklyn, DE 19736

The checks are NOT tax deductible!

If someone wants to wiretransfer money to the US account please get in touch with me or Marco .

Paypal info:


For Europe:
Donate to:
Bank Name:Banca Popolare di Ancona
Branch n.287, Osimo sede
Bank Address:Piazza del Comune 4 60027 Osimo Italy
Acc. holder: Marco Invernizzi
Swift Code: BPAMIT31
Bank Code: BLOPIT22

Although the account is in Marco's name, it is managed by Diego Fortune, a bank manager and upcoming Italian Bonsai artist. Full details can be found on the facebook page.

Like I said, please do consider giving a donation to him, not only is he a friend of mine, he is a fellow Bonsai artist in need. I will be donating to him in person in the Japanese tradition of Omimai. In times of disaster, solidarity is essential.

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