Gyokuto is a small town with a population of about 5,200, located about 1,000 km from Tokyo, the capital of Japan, and about 80 km from Fukuoka, one of the major cities in Japan. Despite being surrounded by mountains and rich in nature, the area is characterized by easy access to transportation, and it takes only 20 to 30 minutes by car to reach the center of Kumamoto City in Kumamoto prefecture. The region is a major producer of fruits such as mandarin mandarins, pears, watermelons, and plums. It is a town with a good countryside, where people are deeply connected and easy to spend time with.
145 years ago, a fierce battle was fought in Gyokuto town during The Satsuma Rebellion (also known as the Seinan War), the last civil war in Japan. This small town became a battlefield, farmlands were destroyed and people lost their houses. Nowadays, no one knows the situation at that time anymore. However, I imagine the situation in Ukraine that is suffering from the Russian invasion is similar to the situation in Gyokuto town 145 years ago. During The Satsuma Rebellion, the organization called “Hakuaisha” which became the Japanese Red Cross afterward started to support soldiers who were suffering on the battlefield. Gyokuto town is the place related to it. We take over philanthropism from them and start this project to help people who need support.
From Fukuoka airport to Gyokuto town—-about an hour and 20 min
From Kumamoto airport to Gyokuto town — about 45 min
From Kumamoto city to Gyokuto town — about 30 min
From Tokyo(Haneda or Narita airport) to Kumamoto airport — about 2 hours
From Hakata st. to Shin Tamana st. — about an hour and a half From Tokyo st. to Kumamoto st. —- about 6 hours