We would once again deeply appreciate your financial support

We sincerely express our deepest gratitude for the large amount of donations and support you offered our preservation work of historical materials damaged by the East Japan Earthquake whichoccurred on 11th March, 2011.

The donations, as of 10th November, have reached 7,758,527yen in total, and we have sent 5,050,000yen to our sister Networks in each area. Of the total, 1,750,000yen went to the NPO the Miyagi Network for Preserving Historical Materials, 900,000yen to the Fukushima Network for Preserving Historical Materials, 700,000yen to the Yamagata Relief Network for Cultural Heritage, 600,000yen to the Ibaraki Network for Preserving Historical Materials, 100,000yen to Iwate Network for Historical & Fork-cultural materials, 200,000yen to the Niigata Relief Network for Historical Materials, and 800,000yen to the Nagano Sakaemura voluntary group for preserving the community’s historical materials.

This financial support made it possible to immediately carry out the preservation of historical materials in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, where the network system had already been established. As for Ibaraki and Nagano prefectures, they could newly found the preservation network, and conserve many historical materials damaged by the disaster. We really appreciate your kindness.

Additionally, we the Network for Historical Materials also visited the devastated area and engaged in rescue operations by making good use of our experience dealing wit natural disasters. In Iwate Prefecture, we preserved the collections of Rikuzentakada City Museum working together with the Yamagata Relief Network. Simultaneously, in Miyagi Prefecture, we rescued the libraries of Miyagi Prefectural Agricultural High School and supported the activities of the Miyagi Network for Preserving Historical Materials. Moreover, we carried out the cleaning operation in cooperation with the Yamagata Network, and worked for preservation activities in Nagano with the voluntary group for preserving the community’s historical materials in Sakaemura.

However, the damaged historical materials have climbed to a massive amount, and the location of each material also spread to a broad area. The removal operation of destroyed houses and whitewashed warehouses has progressed in haste, and we are worried about the dissipation and disposal of historical materials. Furthermore, we need the temporary holding spaces for rescued materials and some further restoration of them. The supporting activities for the devastated area have advanced forward to the next stage, and we strongly feel the importance of continuous preservation operation.

Nevertheless, the donations which you had given us are now about to run out. At the same time, No.12 Typhoon hit Wakayama, Nara and Mie prefectures, and extensive damage has occurred in each area. We have to carry out the preservation activities not only for the East Japan Earthquake, but also for this flood damage, by making good use of our experience.

Therefore, we would once again like you to donate to the second stage rescue and preservation activities in the devastated area. Your contribution will be sent to the Network for Historical Materials in each devastated area of the East Japan Earthquake, of the Nagano Hokubu Earthquake, and of the No.12 Typhoon, as to fund their operations.

We genuinely appreciate your further cooperation in order to strengthen the support for each Network in the devastated areas.

Contact Address:
Rekishi Shiryo Network
Address: c/o Faculty of Letters, Kobe University 1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 Japan
Tel/Fax: 81-78-803-5565 pm1:00-pm5:00 (Tel: Japanese only )
URL:http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/siryo_net
e-mail: s-net@lit.kobe-u.ac.jp
(n.b. Please change ‘@’ to ‘@’.)

Recipient Information:

Beneficiary Bank: Japan Post Bank
Branch Office: 099
Beneficiary Bank Address: 3-2, Kasumigaseki 1-chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-8798, Japan
Payee Account Number: 00930-1-53945
Payee Name: rekishishiryonetwork
Payee Address: 1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 Japan
**Please follow the below link for extra information.
Deposit to Japan Post Bank Account: http://www.jp-bank.japanpost.jp/en/djp/en_djp_index.html

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About Nerwork for Historical Materials
A volunteer group for preserving Cultural Heritage suffered from natural disasters

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