Category Archives: 2011

Boiler Fabrication

Fabrication of the rice steamers/boilers for use in mochitsuki, by Eric Schmid, Joe Belli, and Dale Noriyuki, from August through December, 2011. Photos and video courtesy of Eric Schmid and Kristina Fukuda-Schmid.

A Brief Report on Volunteer Activities in Japan, August 2011

The Tohoku Disaster Volunteer Center is located at the Sendai Betsuin. Volunteer activities begin with a brief orientation at 5:00p.m. which includes a tour of the facilities. Classrooms for the now unused pre-school serve as the sleeping quarters. Because the Volunteer Center is a converted pre-school, all the furniture and accommodations are too small. There… Read More »