Fans of KARA introduced Korea’s fan donation culture to Japan with rice donations for the group’s Japanese tour concert.
Rice wreaths and flowers have been spotted at Yokohama and Nagoya for KARA’s Japanese ‘Karasia‘ tour, which kicked off on April 14th.
The rice flowers and wreaths were specially donated by KARA’s Japanese fans. These types of flowers and wreaths are hard to find at other Japanese venues. It was also reported that many Japanese fans were lined up on the first floor where the rice wreaths were placed, to carefully examine the rice wreaths, which they had never seen before in their lives.
CL Production, who is in charge of managing KARA’s Japanese activities, explained, “Rice wreaths that were specially donated by fans could not be found at Japanese venues before. This is the first time Japanese fans have come together to donate rice for a concert.”
Rice wreaths, up until now, had been unique to Korea, where fans would send flowers and a set amount of rice to the concert venue to cheer on their favorite artist(s). After the concert, the rice would then be donated in the artist’s name to people in need.
KARA started their Japanese tour on the 14th in Yokohama, and is scheduled to tour Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Tokyo, and Saitama.
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