“Earth Celebration 2021 Crowdfunding Campaign Underway Now!” by Yasuko Homma
Thank you very much to everyone who tuned to the live stream of the EC 2021 Harbour Concerts on ZAIKO! While we couldn’t welcome anyone to attend in-person, we were so happy to welcome so many of you online.
As you can imagine, it’s been very challenging holding the festival during the pandemic. More than ever, Earth Celebration needs your support to be able to continue into the future. EC also wanted to welcome more people to watch the 2021 concerts, so Kodo Cultural Foundation launched a crowdfunding campaign on EC’s behalf to tick both of these boxes.
In early August, when EC Committee made the decision to change the concerts from hybrid to online only, they realized that refunding all the in-person tickets was going to seriously impact EC moving forward. So they made the sudden decision to launch a crowdfunding page, and we worked hard to get it ready in time… but we were only able to launch it the night before on Aug. 20.
Five days after the campaign began, EC had already received over 1,000,000 yen in donations. Thank you so much, everyone!
This year was the 34th EC. Over the years, there have been many legendary standout moments and wonderful performances. I think the 2021 Harbour Concerts will go down in history as outstanding performances within that long history.
If you didn’t get to watch the performances on ZAIKO, that’s a real shame. We really want as many people as possible to enjoy the concerts, so we decided to add a different way of watching the archive footage as a crowdfunding perk.
If you choose the video perk, you will receive a link to watch the concert video online for one month. I’m sure some of you who watched the concerts on ZAIKO want to see them again, too.
Thank you in advance for your support!
How will the donation be used?
The target amount of 2,000,000 yen will be used to cover the shortfall in labor costs for production, and streaming distribution. After deducting necessary expenses such as credit card processing fees, Kodo Cultural Foundation will deposit the amount to the Earth Celebration Executive Committee.
Crowdfunding Campaign Page
Please support Earth Celebration 2021!
■ Crowdfunding Target: 2,000,000 yen
■ Campaign Ends: Sep. 10 (Fri) JST
Delivery Schedule for Campaign Perks
- Thank you video/ Harbour Concert video(s):
Emails with video links will start being sent out in early September. (Video will be available until Oct. 15)
[In Japan] Will be delivered by courier during September.
[Overseas] Will be shipped from Japan by EMS in September.
- Signed EC posters:
Will be shipped in mid-September.
Your perks will be sent as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!