A guy I work with, David Pike—a specialist in Japanese and other Asian antique and collectible items, including porcelain—lives in Nara Prefecture in Japan. While he and his family were unaffected physically by last Friday’s devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami, he is planning to do his part in helping the country rebuild itself by doing what he knows; he’s going to form, fire and donate porcelain tiles to be used for reconstruction.
I think it’s a great idea and will be chipping in. You might like his plan too . . . check it out here.