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Posted by Shiso TH STAFF Sunday, March 27, 2016

Yoshiki's Charity Auction Closing Bid at 604 Million JPY


X Japan's leader, Yoshiki auctioned his premier special edition of signature TAMA drum

set to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of The Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami�

on March 14th JST. The last hour of the auction saw a bidding war that spiked the closing�

bid to JPY6.04 million ($53,870 USD). There were some 766 bids made worldwide and the�

proceeds will be donated in their entirety to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief�

Fund through the Japan Red Cross.

Yoshiki announced his participation in the charity auction by joining forces with the Japan�

Red Cross, which offers ongoing support to the victims of the Japan Earthquake and�

Tsunami and donating his drum set on March 11th. This donation was made by Yoshiki�

Foundation America, a 501(c)(3) organization, on Yahoo Auction Japan. The special drum�

set includes Yoshiki's autographed signature drumsticks. If the winner resides in Japan�

and is able to pick up the item in Tokyo, Yoshiki will personally hand it to the winner and�

they will be granted a photo op with Yoshiki.

X JAPAN and Yoshiki have continuously done charitable work. Yoshiki put his own favorite�"crystal" piano up for auction in 2011, as well as donating X Japan's entire performance�fee from their appearance at one of Japan's biggest summer festivals a-nation to help�provide aid for the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Most recently in 2015, X Japan kicked�off their Japan Tour in a club size venue in Ishinomaki, a city that was most severely�affected by the 3.11 disaster. They held a charity concert performing to a very intimate�crowd, raising 28 million JPY. Proceeds were donated to Central Community Chest of�Japan to help aid the children in need who were affected by the disaster. Other charitable contributions from Yoshiki Foundation America include donations to�Make-A-Wish Foundation, Points of Light, Grammy Foundation, etc.



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