RIKU X TOMO Project brings colorful lights to temporary housingcomplex in Rikuzentakata 
 where it gets filled with darkness when night falls.

The project will be kicked off in early April, 2013! 
Supporters for the second stage eagerly wanted!!

1st stage of RIKU X TOMO 
2 years passed since the earthquake disaster. The city of Rikuzentakata still falls into pitch-darkness with deep silence after dusk today. Rikutomo is a restoring project intended to light up the city at night. Our project is not just about the beauty of colorful lights, but it’s an art project which serves to provide safety with local residents.

Rikuzentakata city (after the Tsunami)

The project is planned to install "Pet Light", lights made up of solar panels and PET (plastic) bottles, and "Tomosuki", customized solar garden lights. Those lights will charge themselves through attached butteries and solar panels in the daytime and use the power to light LED at night. By this means, any electric cost won’t be necessary resulting in a burden-free project for local residents after the installation.


PetLight : lights made up of solar panels and PET (plastic) bottles


Our ultimate goal is to light up the minds of young, adults, and elders including any generations living in the site of the temporary housing complex. For the second phase of Rikutomo project, 820,000 JPY is required. We're looking for financial supports which will make this project happen.


You can participate this project by purchasing our "lighting items" which will be used throughout the project. Your purchased light will be delivered directly to the site in Rikuzentakata by our staff. (Please note that the ordered lights won’t be shipped to you.) You can support our project by making a payment through paypal with the minimum amount of 2,000 JPY or more.