Susan Osborn Benefit Concert for Japan Sunday March 20 @ 4PM






Please join us Sunday afternoon for a Susan Osborn Benefit Concert for the people of Japan at 4PM.  Donations will be received to support emergency relief efforts in Sendai.(See poster and Susan’s letter below). The Concert will be held at Orcas Island Community Church.

From the Island Sounder Newspaper Local songstress Susan Osborn, who has been performing in Japan for over 20 years, will sing “Songs of Japan” this Sunday, March 20, 4 p.m. at the Orcas Island Community Church. Donations received will be sent directly to the Mayor of Sendai for ongoing emergency relief efforts there.

Sendai, with a population of over a million people, was the hardest hit by last week’s tragic tsunami. It is also the home of Susan’s eighty-three year-old “Japanese mother.”

“Please join us Sunday as Orcas Islanders are reminded of Japan’s rich cultural history, and then show our love for the Japanese people through contributing generously to help them in their overwhelming time of need,” said OICC pastor Dick Staub.

A nursery will be provided for children five and under.

Checks may be written to OICC Helping Hands Japan Relief Fund and donated Sunday or sent to PO Box 205, Eastsound, WA 98245

















A letter From Susan Osborn

Dear Friends,

The ongoing disaster in Japan has broken our hearts open.

Japan is my second home.  The generosity, kindness and depth of the people there, and the beauty of that ancient culture have nourished me profoundly over the past 21 years and I am forever grateful.

The people are suffering now… grief at the loss of so much, shortages of food, water and warmth, in addition to fears about the ongoing nuclear situation.  Funds are needed, as well as prayers.

I will be doing a benefit concert of the Japanese songs that continue to enrich my life this Sunday afternoon on Orcas .  All proceeds will be sent directly to Sendai to assist in recovery efforts.  If you are able, please join us.  If not, please let me know if you would like me to come to your area to do a benefit concert, and we can try to arrange it.

With love and prayers for continuing peace for all beings,

Susan O

Sakura Sakura

Traditional Japanese Song of the Cherry Blossoms

Sakura, Sakura

Far as heart and mind can roam

Paint the hills and fields of home

Lacy clouds of blossom white

Fleeting beauty fills my sight

Taste it now, while it’s here

Blossoms soon will fall











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