photos by Kenji Masunaga | click to enlarge

As the 1-year anniversary of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami approaches, we’ll be doing several posts related to the topic, including ways you can help out. Remember: all of the posts can be found in 1 convenient place.

First up is Terada Mokei’s Hand in Hand – an uplifting version of their popular architectural paper model series. The people, both large and small, are all created at a scale of 1/100 and are depicted holding hands in a circle, symbolizing the outpour of support for Japan after the disaster. It comes in multiple colors and retails for 1000 yen with 100% of proceeds going to charity (via Japan Red Cross).