Fundraiser event implores, ‘Don’t give up, Japan’

Seven-year-old Mio Cardinal performs a traditional Japanese dance at Hillside Centre on Saturday during the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society's Support Japan-Gambare Nippon fundraiser.

Seven-year-old Mio Cardinal performs a traditional Japanese dance at Hillside Centre on Saturday during the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society's Support Japan-Gambare Nippon fundraiser.

Members of the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society gave mall goers at the Hillside Centre a primer in Japanese culture Saturday during their Support Japan-Gambare Nippon fundraiser.

Traditional music and dance was performed and attendees tried their hand at calligraphy and paper crane folding.

As part of the fundraiser benefitting those injured or displaced by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the society is selling t-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Support Japan 2011.” More information about the campaign can be found at the society website, www.vncs.ca.