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Kuraki Mai holds a charity live for the Tohoku earthquake

October 23, 2011 @ 3:35 pm
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On October 22nd, Kuraki Mai held a charity live, titled "Tohoku Earthquake Recovery Support Charity Live Mai Kuraki Premium Live One for all, All for one", at Nippon Budokan.

The theme of the concert was "bonds between people" and "the power of music". A part of the concert was broadcast live through YouTube, GyaO!, Nico Nico Douga, Ustream, and au Exclusive Live.

Kuraki has been involved with all kinds of charity work since the Tohoku Earthquake struck in March. She kicked off the live as she expressed, "Today's live will be delivered to disaster-stricken areas, regions all over the country, and even worldwide. Let's all put our hearts together, and enjoy this moment."

As a special project, Kuraki collaborated with a flute orchestra from Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they performed her charity song,  "Anata ga Iru Kara", and 7 ballads. Kuraki then continued to sing "Brave your heart", "Your Best Friend", and "Strong Heart", for a total of 28 songs.

In the middle of the concert, scenes of Kuraki volunteering in Ishinomakishi and Onagawacho in Miyagi, and a special message from DJ Akasaka Yasuhiko, professional figure skater Arakawa Shizuka, and Korean actress Yoon Son-ha appeared on the screen. In response, Kuraki stated, "Without forgetting to smile, I hope that our kindness will last forever."

During the encore, Kuraki called out to her fans, "Turn on your cell phones, and shine the light! Let's light hope within our hearts for tomorrow!", and sang "Chance for you". Before wrapping up her concert, she delivered a strong message to her fans saying, "Without forgetting these feelings, let's put our strengths together to continuously work towards recovery. Let's start with things that we can do."

A part of the proceeds from this live will be donated to disaster-stricken areas.

Source + Photo: Cinema Today

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