Candlelight Vigil for Japan Tsunami Relief, March 31

Join the Concord Ambassadors in a Candlelight Vigil, Thursday, March 31, at 7:00 p.m. at Todos Santos Plaza in downtown Concord, CA, to show your support the Relief for Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane . Our wish is for the complete and full recovery of our neighboring country, Japan. See how to make your own Origami Crane for Japan.

Bring your own candle, or purchase one at the event. Volunteers will be collecting donations on behalf of the “Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund” at the event or you can donate on line at through the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California – 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115. 100% of your donation will go towards the relief efforts in Japan.


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  1. says

    It was a wonderful expression of concern for the people of Japan by the residents of Concord. Over 3000 cranes had been assembled as a symbol of hope for survival and return to normalcy. The goal of 10,000 cranes by next month seems well within reach.
    I especially liked the colorful large oragami cranes on display as well as the community spirt that the different service organizations in the city provided in support.

    • says

      Anybody take any pictures they can share. If you have a gallery somewhere (flickr, FB, mobileme) let us know.

  2. Aki Neko says

    I was there, and it was a VERY beautiful ceremony. Lots of people donating for Japan’s disaster, and the cranes were beautiful. I even learned how to fold cranes. :) Pete’s Coffee was handing out coffee and lots of people and buisnesses supported this event. Thank you, Concord, for trying to rebuild our sister city, and the other affected areas of Japan!

  3. The_Masked_Poster says

    Please, the official name is Todos Santos PLAZA, not Todos Santos Park.

    ~ EDITOR BLUSHES — Thanks…I knew that.