"Artists Help Japan" Organization

In the blog entry below entitled "The Folded Sun," I began to introduce how different artists have been using their gifts to raise money for the recovery effort here in Japan. Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi, the Tokyo-born art director of Pixar’s Toy Story 3, is also helping through his organization “Artists Help Japan.” Artists and musicians have donated their time and their artwork raising over $240,000. “What moved me…was the idea that there is a place for artists in the response to a crisis like this one,” says Tsutsumi. “Animators, painters, musicians and other people of talent can come together and make a difference. I started the organization, but so many people have stepped up and taken the effort even further.”

You can learn more about their organization at their website