APRIL 12 - 13, 2024
Noto Peninsula in Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief Fundraiser 
@The Blue Building
(222 E 46th Street NYC)


All proceeds we raise will be donated to the “Ishikawa Band Association” to support children and students' brass band education and activities in the Noto Peninsula region as well as  “GBFund” to help restore/repair artworks and historical cultural properties.
We still gratefully accept your monetary donations to support the victims of Noto Earthquakes.Your invaluable contribution for Noto is greatly appreciated.


Reconstruction Awareness Fundraiser

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan on January 1, 2024. Over 200 people died and more than 20,000 families suffered housing damage or lost their homes caused by Tsunamis and more than 1,500 aftershocks followed the main shock.


The earthquake and tsunami also damaged national treasures, important cultural properties, historic sites, natural monuments of scenic beauty, and other items designated as national, world, or Japanese heritage.


In response to the unprecedented massive scale of natural disasters, THE BRICKS NYC will be gathering with many diligent musicians and artists based in and around New York City on April 12 and 13  to hold concerts, exhibition with silent auctions, and Japanese tea ceremony experience event as well as opning pop-up stores to raise funds to support cultural reconstruction for the arts and music. Additionally, the TAYA Wajima Lacquerware Store from Wajima city in Noto Peninsula will be joining the event to sell traditional Wajima-nuri urushi lacquerwares that miraculously survived the disaster without damages.


All proceeds we raise will be donated to the “Ishikawa Band Association” to support children and students' brass band education and activities in the Noto region as well as  “GBFund” to help restore/repair artworks and historical cultural properties.

Exhibition &
Pop-up Stores
Wajima-Nuri Urushi Lacquerware Sales Event

Fri. April 12  |  3 PM - 9 PM
Sat. April 13  |  10 AM - 9 PM

Free Admission

Participating Artists

 [PAINITINGS] Atsushi Ohashi, Takashi Harada, Kae Sato, Mayumi Oshima, Lia Zuvilivia , Izumi Ohwada (J)


[PHOTOGRAPHY] Max Fujishima




[TABLEWARES] Nobuyuki Fujiwara (Glass) (J) , Ryo Mikami (Ceramic) (J) , Shigeki Kudo (Urushi Laquer) (J) , Shu Mochizuki (Ceramic) (J) , Takako Inokuchi (J), Yasunori Tanioka (Metal) (J) , Hiroki Iwata (J) , Minako Ito (Urushi Laquer) (J)


[JEWELRIES AND METAL WORKS] Hatsuko Kobayashi (J), Katsuhiro Akihama (J) , Kyoko Honda , Keiko Kubota-Miura, Yasuaki Kobataki (Metal) (J) , Tomomi Maruyama (Metal) (J)


[POP-UP STORES AND MORE] Rica Takashima (Prints), Yukiyo Nagata (Upcycled crafts), Miki Katagiri (Hats) , YAMMA&SANNGA (Clothes & Ceramics)


[Wajima Lacquerware] TAYA Lacquerware Store (from Wajima city, Noto Peninsula Region, Japan) 


*(J)--artists participating from Japan

Online Silent Auction

-Auction Ended-
Wed. April 10 at 8 AM to
Sun, April 14 at 11:45 PM 

Participating Artists

Atsushi Ohashi, Izumi Ohwada, Kaé Sato,

Katsuhiro Akihama, Keiko Kubota-Miura, 

Kyoko Honda, Lia Zuvilivia, Maho Kino, Mayumi Oshima, Minako Ito, Nobuyuki Fujiwra, Ryo Mikami, Shigeki Kudo, Shu Mochizuki, Takako Inokuchi, Takashi Harada, Tomomi Maruyama, and Yasuaki Kobatake  


Fri. April 12 at 7 PM
Classical Concert

Sat. April 13 at 7 PM
Jazz/Crossover Live

1-Day Ticket    | $45
2-Day Ticket   | $85
Eiko Kano (violin)
Masayo Ishigure (koto, shamisen)
Ken Hutchinson (shamisen)
Hitomi Honda (piano)
Akio Mokuno (composition)
Naoko Nakagawa (soprano) 
Junko Ichikawa (piano)
Satoshi Kanazawa (composition)
Yoshiki Miura Quartet
    Yoshiki Miura (guitar)
    Seiji Ochiai (drums)
    Bruno Razafindrakoto (e.bass)
    Francesca Prihasti (piano) 
Kana Miyamoto Duo
    Kana Miyamoto (flute)
    Moto Fukushima (bass)
Hiroko Minakami Duo
    Hiroko Minakami (piano) (J)
    Nanny Assis (percussions)

Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience led by Naomi/ Somi Morin & Jon Mirador

Sat. April 13 from 1 PM-5 PM

 1 PM: Session I     2 PM: Session II
3 PM: Session III   4 PM: Session IV
Reservation is higly recommended.
Walk-ins welcome if seats are available.
$20/person for each session

Totally hands on experience with beautiful artwork from contemporary artists. You get served matcha by lifetime Chanoyu practitioner.


About Naomi Morin/Morin Somi

Naomi grew up in Tokyo, Japan, in 1970th She started practicing Urasenke Chanoyu as a part of young girl’s manner, and ever since she has been unfolding the truth of the Chanoyu. 

Although she has moved around many parts of North America due to her husband’s business she finds joy of practicing and serving tea in her heart in each places.  Naomi believes that through simple procedure of tea can give people joy and true heal benefits. 


Noto Peninsura in Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief Fundraiser

Hosted by
Supported by

The Council of Local Authorities for 

International Relations New York Office

(CLAIR New York)

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THE BRICKS NYC is in partnership with het Labo music & art

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