To Build a Ishinomaki Multi Purpose Recovery Base

by On the Road Vetted since 2013


By building this Multi Purpose Recovery Base, it serves as an urgently required bridging point for the tsunami effected people of Ishinomaki and all people that will visit the area. The tsunami effected coast is desperately in need for this support in re-building their community. The community also needs this and similar venues where former volunteers can return to engage with the locals and maintain their connection with the community. This hotel/community centre will be well received by all.

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The area that was worst hit by the 130 foot tsunami waves of the Great East Japan Earth Quake is the City of Ishinomaki. Local businesses and the community are severely affected. Local business require more channels to sell their products in order to fully recover from the disaster. Local residents also need support in rebuilding their community and are in far away temporary housing. They need to return to their hometown and rebuild their lives.This project will be a focal point for recovery.


This project will support our e-commerce channel to sell local products nationwide. We will frequently hold community events and workshops on site for the residents to strengthen their community ties. We will also sell local produce in a designated area of this project. We will build our eco friendly pine community centre and guest house that will welcome back the volunteers to reunite with local people, enjoy a meal in the cafe and provide a comfortable nights accommodation for all.

Long-Term Impact

Our ultimate goal is with the 3 income generating projects (store, cafe and guest house), we will be able to self fund our future community support projects. The building will be so important for future recovery. Right now there is no accommodation in this stricken area, no place to meet or have a meal or a drink and nowhere for kids to play. We believe that long term the whole area will be rejuvenated because of this project and will continue to serve everybody locally or visiting.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Organization Information

On the Road

Location: Tokyo - Japan
Website: https:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @OTR_saigaishien
Project Leader:
Maiko Okamoto
Tokyo, Tokyo Japan

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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