Last night was the culminating event for Multicultural Heritage Month at Eastern Illinois University. The disaster awareness event, Lanterns For Japan, to benefit the March tsunami and earthquake victims, successfully raised money which will be sent to Japan through the Salvation Army. The Lanterns For Japan project featured 799 white and red paper bags, each with a scoop of sand and a candle, arranged along the concrete steps in the EIU quad. The resulting image of the Japanese flag softly flickering in the evening was quite beautiful. We were honored to be requested as the event photographer. Thank you to all those who participated in making Lanterns For Japan a successful endeavor.