There are lots of ways to support the Tohoku recovery! Donating goods and money would be one way (thank you!) but also the easier and more sustainable way to support is promoting the Tohoku products!
Our local hotels are also trying to support by promoting the Tohoku brands !
The Union of 7 hot spring inns in Nyuto Onsen-kyo Village has started a new campaign from April 29th, in which the inns provide each guest with a FREE cup of Sake from the disaster zones like Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures.
The inns are making efforts to introduce the Sake brands to promote the consumption, hoping to contribute to the faster recovery!
All the Sake bottle were purchased when the Union members visited Rikuzen-Takata City and Kesennuma City to deliver the relief supplies and to cook foods for evacuees at shelters. (Related article)
Each hotel serve the Sake Cup in different way -- a bottle might be placed on the table of buffet corner (photo) or it might be brought to you after your meal – but the guests have been finding it as a good opportunity.
Mr. Ninomiya, president of the Nyuto Onsen-kyo Union, commented, “We would like to continue buying the (safe) seafoods and produces from the earthquake areas and provide to the guests. This is the least we could do, but we hope this can contribute (to the recovery).”
Our Tohoku communities will stay connected! This is only one example of how our Tohoku communities have been helping one another!