2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake Reconstruction Support MADE IN HOKURIKU Charity T-shirt

~Let's support the revival of Noto's industry!~

Taro Hakase (violinist) × Kaji Group (Ishikawa Prefecture)
MADE IN HOKURIKU Charity T-shirt Project

■Project Overview
<br data-mce-fragment="1">We would like to express our condolences to those who lost their lives in the recent 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake, which had its epicenter in the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture, and our heartfelt sympathies to all those affected.
To support those affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami and to help with the recovery of the affected areas, violinist Hakase Taro and the Kaji Group (headquarters: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture; CEO: Kaji Masataka) will be producing and selling "ALL MADE IN Hokuriku" charity T-shirts, with all fabric, dyeing, and sewing done in the Hokuriku region.

Hakaze-san, whose hobby is fishing, goes on fishing expeditions to Noto and Suzu every year, where he has had the opportunity to interact with many local people. Because of this connection, he wanted to donate to the Noto region, which suffered devastating damage from the recent earthquake, and so he launched this project.

At the facilities and companies in Noto that were affected by the disaster, some are still in a situation where they are unsure whether they will be able to continue their business.
Noto's industry and tourism have been hit hard by the recent earthquake, but we would like to donate towards the early resumption of business in the affected areas and, with the hope of continuing our connection with Noto through this donation, we will donate all of our sales, excluding production costs and expenses, to the Hokuriku Mirai Fund, a public interest incorporated foundation, to be used for earthquake recovery efforts.
(The Hokuriku Mirai Fund "2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund" will allocate 15% of the total donation amount for operating expenses.)

We appreciate your support and cooperation.
We pray for the safety, health, and peace of mind of all those in the affected areas, and for a speedy recovery.

Purchase from here
(Link to Taro Hakase's official website)

Hokuriku Mirai Fund, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation <br data-mce-fragment="1">A community foundation covering the Ishikawa prefecture area.
In order to recover from the Noto Peninsula Earthquake of 2024, we have established the Noto Peninsula Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund, which has provided funds to 49 organizations for various recovery activities to date. In addition to providing emergency support, we will also provide mid- to long-term support for the future recovery of the affected areas so that they can create a future for Noto.
We will work with various organizations within the prefecture to provide support to the affected areas through grants to local groups as needed, so that those affected can live in evacuation shelters as safely and comfortably as possible.

Project Supporter Yoshimasa Hoshiba (Fashion Director)
Taro Hakase (Violinist)
Makoto Sugawara (President and CEO of Sugawara Shoe Store)
Masataka Kaji (CEO of Kaji Group)

■About print design
This was taken when Taro Hakase went fishing with his friends in Suzu City in 2023. The design features a silhouette of Taro Hakase gazing out at the beautiful ocean of Suzu.

■About the sewing factory
The products are sewn in a factory in Fukui Prefecture, Hokuriku.

■Materials and specifications <br data-mce-fragment="1">100% polyester
We use smooth fabric from KAJIF, a high-quality, functional, and sophisticated textile brand from the Hokuriku region, and have aimed to create a T-shirt fabric of the highest grade.

The high density knit is made of smooth fabric knitted by Kaji Knit Co., Ltd. in Ishikawa Prefecture, Hokuriku, and has a flat surface with a moderate sheen. It is resistant to friction and has a moderate stretch, so it can be worn all year round without showing through outerwear. It is highly absorbent and quick-drying, wrinkle-resistant, and easy to care for, including washing.
The dyeing was done at a dyeing factory in the same Ishikawa prefecture.

This is a MADE IN HOKURIKU charity T-shirt, with the fabric, dyeing, and sewing all done in Hokuriku.

■About shipping
Items will be shipped as they are prepared from mid-April onwards. Please note that it may take some time for your order to be delivered.

■Notes regarding pre-order items
Full payment for the product will be required at the time of ordering.

Profile of Taro Hakase
He has released over 400 original songs to date, including his representative works "Jonetsu Tairiku" and "Etopirika," as well as television theme songs and corporate image songs, such as the theme song for the NHK morning drama "Himawari."
Taro Hakase Concert Tour 2024 NH&K TRIO Super Chamber Music ~moderato~ will start on April 5, 2024.

Taro Hakase on the coast of Suzu.

About Kaji Group (Headquarters: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture)
Founded in Ishikawa Prefecture in 1934. Based on Kaji Seisakusho, which designs, manufactures, and sells textile-related machinery and parts, the company consists of seven domestic and overseas companies, including Kaji Nylon, which processes yarn, Kajilene, which manufactures textiles, and Kaji Knit, which handles knitting, and carries out integrated production by utilizing the group's strengths. In order to disseminate its technology to the world, it launched the miscellaneous goods brand "TO&FRO", which is based on the concept of "lightweight" and "compact", in 2014, the textile brand "KAJIF" in 2019, and the "ultra-rational" men's and women's set-up brand "K-3B" in 2020.
The textiles, which achieve high functionality and a supple feel thanks to the meticulous yarn processing technology, are highly acclaimed around the world as fabrics that stimulate the senses.

[Size worn by Yoshimasa Hoshiba]
Height 178cm, weight 67kg, wearing size M