Report on Sales Donations
December 20, 2021
At the end of March this year, the project to donate the royalties from the copyright of “Hana wa Saku” to the Japanese Red Cross Society through NHK Welfare Organization came to an end. From this year onwards, Yoko Kanno has decided to donate 3.2 million yen from the royalties of “Hana wa Saku”, “Ray of Water” and “Journey to Harmony” to the following organizations. Since we were only able to donate a portion of our income this year, we will carry over the rest to next year.
Thank you very much to those who used these songs and purchased the music scores.
- Japan Committee for UNICEF (for the water project)
- Good Neighbors Japan (for the children’s “I want to eat” project)
- Embassy of Afghanistan in Japan
- Doctors Without Borders
- Japan Heart
- UNHCR Association
- Save the Children’s Children’s Fund
- Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund(CertifiedNPO) *This was donated separately from copyright royalty donations.
(In order of expenditure)
May God help those in serious crisis.
February 10, 2021
All the proceeds (405,477 yen) from the sales of sheet music for “Hana wa Saku (FLOWERS WILL BLOOM)”, “Ray of Water”, and “Journey to Harmony” on this website until February 9, 2021 were donated to Musubie, an NPO that supports children’s cafeterias.
Thank you very much to everyone who bought the sheet music.
We hope that as many children as possible will be able to have a great meal.
We also hope that this will help those who are running children’s cafeterias under difficult circumstances.
Q: I understand that there is a copyright usage fee (payment to JASRAC), etc. Why do you charge the full amount of sales?
A: I’m not good at calculations, so I decided to use the most straightforward sales amount.
Q:Will you continue to donate to Musubie in the future?
A:Our future donation plan is undecided.
Q:What happens to the proceeds other than the sales of sheet music?
A:We would like to donate it in some way, but when and where is yet to be decided.