Musician GACKT, founder of the Show Your Heart Foundation for disaster victims, visited the three memorial events in the Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures yesterday, March 11th, on the anniversary of 2011’s Tohoku earthquake.
At 2:46 pm, the moment the 9.0 magnitude quake shook the region exactly a year before, GACKT participated in a moment of silence at the Minami Sanriku Bayside Arena in Miyagi and offered flowers to the altar. Afterwards GACKT stated, “3.11 is a date which we can’t forget. To bring relief to victims soon, we must one by one start seeing things in a new light.”
GACKT stood alongside actor Kawasaki Mayo and the members of YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz. More than two hundred million yen (~ 24 million USD) in funds have been donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society.