Friday, March 18, 2011

Omachi Relief Fund

Omachi Relief Fund
Award winning bonsai artist Isao Omachi is one of the
rising starts of the Japanese bonsai world. He lives with
his wife, two young daughters and parents near Sendai,
Japan, in Iwate Prefecture. On March 11, 2011 the
devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in
Japan swept away Omachi’s home, bonsai garden
and entire town. Fortunately, the Omachi family ran
away and escaped the tsunami. They are fine, homeless
and without anything.
Isao Omachi’s bonsai garden had numerous
fine-quality bonsai specimens he has created. His father
has been working on four masterpiece juniper bonsai
for nearly 30 years. These were considered his retirement
fund after spending his life in the shadow of the big Isao Omachi at his sales area during the Kokufu
Bonsai Exhibition on February 17, 2011.
bonsai movement in Japan.
Isao Omachi has made several trips to the United States helping his friend Shinji Suzuki
teaching bonsai. In 2003 they traveled to Rochester, New York and taught at the “Collected
Bonsai II Symposium” and the following day conducted a workshop and demonstration
for the Bonsai Society of Upstate New York. Mr. Omachi has also been a presenter at a
Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention in California. Additionally, Mr. Omachi has
presented bonsai demonstrations in Puerto Rico, Italy and France.
Marco Invernizzi from Italy has established the Omachi Relief Fund to assist the
Omachi family. Please join me along with others from around the world to give financial
support to the Omachi family. William N. Valavanis
Contributions should be sent to:
The Omachi Relief Fund
P.O. Box 22
Yorklyn, DE 19736 USA
Contributions are not tax deductible
Donation accounts have been set up around the
world to assist the Omachi family. Please contact Marco
Invernizzi ( for details.

Please help the Omachi Family and their village:
Paypal info:

Donate to:
Bank Name:Banca Popolare di Ancona
Branch n.287, Osimo sede
Bank Address:Piazza del Comune 4 60027 Osimo Italy
Acc. holder: Marco Invernizzi
Swift Code: BPAMIT31
Bank Code: BLOPIT22

Send checks:
Omachi Relief Fund
P.O. Box 22
Yorklyn, DE 19736

SHIJI SUZUKI just opened another bank account in Japan for donations:
Acc.number:252 210566
(ACCOUNT NAME) GANBARE ISAO OMACHI ( the spelling is correct )

thank you


Al Polito said...

Walter, have you heard of any PayPal links that we can use for this cause?

Walter Pall said...

The paypal address to send is: