Chabad of Japan organized an event for the people of the North who suffered during the Tsunami. Soon after the Tsunami happened, Rabbi Binyomin Edery along with Mr. Muto and Chabad of Japan staff went to the North to help the people survive. The relief efforts were continued for many months and years thereafter.
Till today, nearly four years later, Rabbi Edery, Mr. Muto and Chabad of Japan staff, keep travelling and helping the people in the affected areas. Some of the people still live in caravans. In the picture they can be seen eating the ”Yakimo” near their temporary housing, just one week ago.
One of the companies that receive kosher certification from “Kosher Japan – KJ”, donated sake for the people of the North in honor of the event, which was held in Iwanuma City hall.
The mayor of Sendai participated, and blessed the Rabbi’s efforts, with tears in his eyes. The CEO of Dassai Sake, Mr. Sakurai, and the sake company Nanbu Bijin of Niigata, and Oguro Shuzo of Niigata also generously contributed from their sake.
One of the biggest and most famous companies of Sweet Potato called Katsushika donated large amount of sweet potato, which were baked in coal ovens for all the participants.
It was very moving to see the gratefulness of the people who remembered how much suffering they went through and how much they were helped, thank G-d through the efforts of Chabad of Japan. The happiness on their faces, knowing that they were not forgotten was very touching.
It was truly a ”Kiddush Hashem”- sanctifying G-d’s name among the nations.