With the tag line “Be the change. Volunteer,” Hands On Tokyo addresses the critical needs of the community by partnering with other organizations focusing on educational and social issues in Tokyo as well as disaster relief in north-eastern Japan. By collaborating with partners to create projects designed to meet their needs, [they] provide numerous volunteer opportunities for any individual or corporation looking to make a difference in the community. Currently, Hands On Tokyo has over 3,100 registered volunteers, arranges over 300 volunteer activities a year, and has given back more than 21,000 aggregate volunteer hours to the Tokyo community. 

Tokyo Jinja is proud to have donated this amazing rare and valuable glass senbei (rice cracker) canister from the early 20th century with raised glass lettering and original lid to the upcoming event “A Taste for Volunteering” in support of Hands on Tokyo.

There is still time to sign up and attend as well as bid on this senbei jar and a host of other prizes!

DATE:  Friday, February 3, 2012
Reception: 6:30 Party: 7:00-10:00 PM
LOCATION: The Capitol Hotel Tokyu
COST: ¥20,000 per person
DRESS: Semi-Formal
RSVP: hot.tfv.admin@handsontokyo.org

Hands on Tokyo has been doing incredible work in Tohoku and I was lucky enough to have helped on a project to feed 600 people in Iwanuma last June. We made and packaged some of the desserts while having fun together. If you can’t make the event, I highly recommend signing up for some of their volunteer activities which you can do by clicking here.

For more on vintage senbei canisters, see Country Kitchens and Rice Crackers…a visit to Tomioka Hachimangu.

The senbei canister sold for 73,000yen last night! It was the HOT item of the night. I am so pleased!