picture of the day

Tree of Hope


Princess Akishino, (2nd right), Refugees International Japan President Jane Best and two children from international schools light the Tree of Hope in Karajan Plaza at Ark Hills in Tokyo on Tuesday morning. The campaign's theme is "Light Up the Life of a Refugee Child.” The tree, which came from Tohoku, will be in place until Jan 6 and throughout the period there will be a variety of events associated with it, each designed to raise funds for Refugees International. Each Saturday there will also be a marketplace at which a variety of goods will be on sale, all to benefit RIJ. Highlights include musicians Rosa and Kazuki singing Colombian songs and Russian Kalinka dancing by Jenya Shpot (Dec 1), St Mary’s Bell Choir performing from 12 noon - 1 p.m. (Dec 6), Australian Ballet Company and Ruby Room Orchestra performances (Dec 8) and Seisen School Orchestra singing carols from 4.30-5:30 p.m. on Dec 12.

© Japan Today

©2022 GPlusMedia Inc.

Login to comment

Looks empty, HOPE someone goes to visit and help.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Looks empty, HOPE someone goes to visit and help... 'Lilic' you be the first please :)

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I didn't recognize Prince Akishino! Nice tree!

Right around the corner here are two great restaurants, Plates ( Italian ), and Bubby's ( NY ).

0 ( +0 / -0 )

does the small tree, and the lack of people in attendance represent the amount of hope there is?

Serrano Nov. 27, 2012 - 03:01PM JST

I didn't recognize Prince(ss) Akishino

How could you - this photo is of the back of everyones head.

Very underwhelming pic

0 ( +1 / -1 )

The two microphones seem a bit much unless there's a large crowd behind the photographer. The tree is placed against a large building that dwarfs it (bad placement). I HOPE they at least dug up the "Tree of HOPE" rather than just cut it down, so the tree has a HOPE of living to see another Summer.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Christmas has nothing to do with a tree any way. Keeping it real stop the commercialization of a christian day of recognition. Celebrate Christ not going into debt.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites