The flea market community has responded to offer help to the people of Japan as they recover from a series of catastrophes. Those efforts are continuing, as seen in several recent news items:
A flea market in Whistler, British Columbia, raised $12,000 on March 26.
A flea market in Dunedin, New Zealand, raised $10,000 on March 20. New Zealand was struck with an earthquake that killed almost 200 people in late February.
A student flea market fund raiser was held in Arizona on March 25.
Nashville’s third annual cherry blossom festival, held March 26, was renamed the “Cherry Blossom Japan Relief Event” this year — and all the proceeds were used to support relief efforts. The event featured two flea-style Japanese-themed marketplaces.
Japan, which of course has its own thriving tradition of flea markets, continues to grapple with the aftermath of its devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant failure. Please send news of flea market and swap meet industry relief efforts to this reporter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo credit, with thanks: muza-chan.net.