Aftershock: Preorder



Aftershock: Artists Respond to Disaster in Japan is available for preorder now.

The printing of this gorgeous book has successfully been funded via Kickstarter, and you can go ahead and reserve yours now! It is truly a unique book, and we all hope that it can bring comfort and inspiration to those who see it. All preorders go to charity to aid ongoing relief efforts in Japan post-tsunami.

Check here later for a review — I’m waiting until I’ve got the physical copy in my hands to soak it all in, since books have the most impact on me as I read. I’m somewhat of a bibliophile…

By the way, you can download a digital/e-reader version of the book as well!

Artwork for Japan


Right now, a lot of people are still coming together to help Japan. I’m very glad. Watching people unite and get through the tragedy has been inspiring. It easily could have been soul-crushingly sad, but people want to keep hope and push through to succeed and keep moving, and they should. I admire them.

The above piece is something I created to sell in order to raise more money for Japan tsunami relief. It is currently on sale here at Etsy. Funds from the sale of this piece will go to the Tennessee Tomodachi Fund, founded by the Japan-America Society of Tennessee in response to the recent events. I’m spreading the word because I just want to do as much as I can, when help is needed most. I’ve felt particularly powerless lately, but that shouldn’t stop me or anyone else.

(I’m also selling another piece right now, the funds from which may or may not go to a similar charity, but will go to a charity.)

As for the other related art projects I’ve had my eye on…

Art for Japan‘s first batch of artwork just went up auction! It has a lot of wonderful submissions, the sale of which will benefit AmeriCares Japan relief.

Aftershock will be releasing a charity book soon! My above artwork will appear in it in a slightly altered form

CFSL is going to print a charity book later this year.

Please, everyone, keep your hearts open, and send your power to the places that need it!

A New Challenger Approaches!

We’ve got a new contributor here at Nippon-Ichigo! Now you don’t have to put up with me 100% of the time!

A good friend of mine, Carolyn, otherwise known as Neno, is going to be writing posts here soon. Yaaay! She’s been a good friend of mine for several years. She and I share a mutual fondness for Sweet Things From Japan, with her tastes being slightly more saccharine.

Her main blog is Poor Wedding Planning, full of hands-on advice from someone who’s also in full-out wedding-planning mode.

Japan Blog Matsuri September 2010 Theme Is…

Japan Blog Matsuri

Hello, and welcome! Nippon-Ichigo is this year’s host for September’s Japan Blog Matsuri theme!

A big thanks to last month’s host, Through Eyes from Afar, and their great theme “Japanese Nature/Culture“!

Aaand September’s theme is…

“Japanese Music!”

That’s right! I can’t believe this hasn’t been done yet. I’m a big fan, as are many others all over the world. Whether you’d like to talk about artists currently in the Japanese media, different aspects of Japanese musical style, your favorite Japanese songs, Japanese instruments of ancient times, or whatever else have you, it all fits into September’s theme! Just make sure your post follows the Japan Blog Matsuri guidelines for submission.

Rules and Guidelines

  • Include at least one picture. People need visuals!
  • Write enough substance. Not too many pictures, y’all.
  • And, of course, follow all the rest of these guidlines!

Ways You Can Submit

You should send me the url/link to your entry by doing these things:

  • Email me through the contact form on this site! (Preferred)
  • Email me directly, if that somehow fails: self (.) revolution at gmail (.) com
  • Leave a comment in this post with the link to your blog post!
  • Submit it through the Blog Carnival Widget!

Deadline: September 24th

Let’s get to it, and have fun with it! Feel free to contact me about questions, too. Yaaay!




Welcome to Nippon-Ichigo!

As she aspires to be a world-traveler, this blog is one day to host Sen’s exploits in ever-intriguing Japan!

But until the day she hits the streets of Osaka, it hosts her more obscure findings about the place — not-so-common articles, facts, things dug up from the country’s history, lovely toys, not to mention opinions, artwork, and things kinda-sorta related to Japan as well!

That is to say, yes, yet another blog about Japan by someone who has never been there.
I’ll make it interesting, I promise.