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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 performancefee from their appearance at one of Japan's biggest summer festivals a-nation to helpprovide aid for the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Most recently in 2015, X Japan kickedoff their Japan Tour in a club size venue in Ishinomaki, a city that was most severelyaffected by the 3.11 disaster. They held a charity concert performing to a very intimatecrowd, raising 28 million JPY. Proceeds were donated to Central Community Chest ofJapan to help aid the children in need who were affected by the disaster. Other charitable contributions from Yoshiki Foundation America include donations toMake-A-Wish Foundation, Points of Light, Grammy Foundation, etc.



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