Messages of Support, Donations Flowing in for Kyoto Animation

Society

Uji, Kyoto Pref., July 26 (Jiji Press)--Waves of support and donations have been flowing in for Kyoto Animation Co. from across Japan, following last week's arson attack that led to the deaths of 34 people with many others injured at a studio operated by the company.

In the city of Uji of Kyoto Prefecture, where the company's head office is located, a local volunteer group, Team Japan Photo, started collecting donations and messages of support for the famed animation company on July 20, two days after the attack.

Rie Takaoka, the 53-year-old head of the group, runs a photographic studio near Kyoto Animation's head office. Employees of the company are among her clients, she said.

The group initially planned to accept messages and donations only for the day. But it decided to continue activities until Sunday after requests for the group to continue the donation-raising campaign.

At Uji Station of Keihan Electric Railway Co., local nonprofit organization Machizukuri Net Uji has been since Monday inviting people to make paper cranes for the victims of the attack.

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