On April 1, 2011, at Montreal’s Society for Arts and Technology, a seven­-hour artistic vigil was held in solidarity with the people of Japan, and with their families and friends worldwide. 手向け TAMUKE Offrandes pour le Japon / Offerings for Japan invited Montrealers to celebrate in music, poetry, images and ideas the resilience of the Japanese people, who, with thousands of lives lost, so many more displaced, and ecosystems in turmoil, continue to give the world so much beauty, so much strength – and so much hope.