Sorry for the completely un-ramen related post. That's me in the Santa suit, my motorcycle covered with toys.
Every year, my motorcycle club organizes a charity event. We collect toys, load up our bikes with said toys, and ride from Tokyo to orphanages in the surrounding area. The idea of a "Toy Run" is very common around the world. But for some reason, it never happened in Japan. We set about to change that, and had a very successful 2009 event, with about 80 riders showing up. In 2010, that number almost doubled. We also did a lot more, like collecting money from organizations in order to buy some much needed things for the kids, like shoes and a bench for the orphanage. We are hoping that 2011 will be even larger!
You can see some pictures from the 2009 event here and the 2010 event here.
If you would like to make a donation to our event, please click the paypal link below. This year's event is on December 11th. Donations after that day will go to the next years run. Anything will help, even just a couple bucks.
Thanks for the distraction!