What's this Challenge about?
The heavy rains in Western Japan in July 2018 has caused extensive damage.
Many people are worried about their life in the future.
Please support the disaster area.
Even a small amount is welcome. We need help from all over the world.
Thank you for your warm support.
6-year-old drummer Torataro
Started to perform drum concerts at the age of 3, and to date, he has performed 59 concerts.
At the age of 4, he started to study with well-known Japanese drummer Kozo Suganuma.
At the age of 5, he won several prizes. He has also performed with a wind orchestra
He has performed in many places such as school and welfare facilities all over Japan.
★★The video of Torataro’s drum performance has been viewed more than 3,000,000 times around the world.★★
After he became famous through his video performance of “Kurenai” by X JAPAN, he has appeared in 34 TV and radio shows in Japan.
Why are we requesting donations at this time?
A 6-year-old boy started to put his coins in an envelope after he learned that there are people suffering around him.
And he said, “I will give this money to people who need help.”
Knowing that our son’s video has been viewed often around the world, we, his family, are very happy.
There are many domestic donations in Japan, but we believe there are still very few from overseas. We sincerely ask for your support from overseas to help Japan.
It is unimaginable how many people will respond to our son’s request, however, we wish to contribute to the catastrophic disaster area and be part of supporting the victims.
Remittance destination of donation.
We will be responsible for giving your donation to government offices and victims in the disaster areas.
We will also keep you informed through activity reports on this website.
Mr. Kozo Suganuma - well-known Japanese drummer
Flutist / Founder and CEO, Music Beyond, Inc.
I sincerely support this crowdfunding effort by a 6-year-old drummer Torataro.
The torrential rain devastated western Japan last week ― over 160 people had lost their lives, 4500 people still being evacuated and the housing damage has risen up to 16,000.
These extreme natural disasters are unfortunately caused by our convenience-driven actions. I was confronted by our selfishness and the weakness of human beings. (Myself included)
However, at the same time, my heart is still full of hope by witnessing all the volunteer workers who are tirelessly working day and night to support the victims even with current extreme heat. And most of all, I strongly believe in humanity by learning that there is a 6-year-old child who is taking a meaningful action.
Let us thank Torataro for creating this initiative and I hope we all will take advantage of this beautifully powerful platform to support our fellow human beings until they can once again live peacefully.
Double bass player Shinji Nishiyama
Substitute principal player, NHK Symphony Orchestra.
I am sincerely sorry for the victims of the heavy rains in Western Japan.
I found 6 y/o drummer, Torataro’s challenge when I was looking for a way to do something for the victims after I learned of the seriousness of the damage.
I would like to support him and wish for the speedy reconstruction of the affected areas.
I also wish that little Torataro’s movement will gain impetus and energy to reach the disaster area.
The flood disaster in Japan has reached appalling proportions and brought suffering to many people. My thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones and belongings.
I am very happy to support Torataro's fundraising campaign to help the victims and support reconstruction. With all my heart I wish all untiring helpers much strength, all those affected consolation and Torataro much success in his relief action.