W1SH RIBBON

Discover & Connect the World

W1SH RIBBON

There is concern that the connections between people will become weaker and that society will become more and more divided due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic.
Under such circumstances, at Tokyo Skytree, the new monument "W1SH RIBBON" with the desire to "overcome this difficulty together and support the feelings of all who move forward toward a new future" has been installed at the observation deck of Tokyo Skytree since September 25th, 2020.

On April 22nd this year, Tokyo Skytree launched a vibrant and innovative ‘W1SH RIBBON DISCOVER & CONNECT THE WORLD’ campaign in cooperation with celebrated international photographer and director, Leslie Kee who strongly believes in the purpose of this campaign. This global campaign is designed to gather the hopes and wishes of people all over the world to reaffirm unity, solidarity and hope during what has been a challenging time for the entire global community. Under his direction, the new monument ‘Tree of Hope’ was set up at the observation deck of Tokyo Skytree.

For the “Tree of Hope” monument, you can write your wishes on a ribbon that can be purchased from the capsule toy machine installed on the observation deck and tie it to the “Tree of Hope”. Part of every sale will be donated to a non-profit organization "Peace Winds Japan" and will be used for medical support.

Thousands of colorful ribbons with wishes inscribed have been attached to the ‘Tree of Hope’. Given the current travel restrictions, the campaign is also being driven via social media. People anywhere in the world can send in their wishes using the hashtag #W1SHRIBBON, These posts on social media are also displayed on the campaign website to connect the hopes all over the world.

Tokyo Skytree hopes that Covid-19 will be resolved as soon as possible and the world will regain its daily life, and we will continue our best efforts to create an attractive place where visitors in the world can feel fun, joy, and excitement and to lead to a sustainable and peaceful future.

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to the support of people in distress, and threatened by conflict, poverty, or other turmoil all over the world.

So far, we have been active in 33 countries around the world, and have been focusing on the emergency disaster support project "Flying Search Medical Team" and activities aimed at solving social issues. We are also engaged in regional revitalization and initiatives for animal protection and activities aimed at zero killing of dogs and cats.

For COVID-19, we started emergency support at the end of January 2020 and have delivered medical supplies to more than 2,100 medical and welfare facilities in Japan and overseas.

In particular, we believe that it is most important to support small and medium-sized clinics and clinics that have difficulty receiving support from the government, etc. to be supported by the power of the private sector. We are continuing to work on supplies support for medical and welfare facilities, etc. and medical support in Japan.

#W1SHRIBBON Join Us!

Participate in campaign digitally

Let's post with # W1SHRIBBON

We will collect the wishes and hopes of people from all over the world who cannot visit Japan or Tokyo Skytree.
Collect wishes posted on SNS with the hashtag "# W1SHRIBBON" and put them on this site.
By displaying it, we can connect the wishes of people all over the world.
In addition, we are also aiming to make some of your wishes come true with the support of leaders and experts in various fields.

STEP1.

Write your wishes and your own HOPE on a ribbon or paper

STEP2.

Take a picture of yourself (even if it's paper)

STEP3.

Post on Instagram or Twitter with #W1SHRIBBON!

Let's join and connect directly with the front runners who are active in the world.

By writing your wish on a ribbon or paper and posting it with # W1SHRIBBON,
You will have a chance to make your wish come true.
Please take this opportunity to join us. We look forward to your participation!”

Leslie Kee

MESSAGE FROM

Leslie Kee

Photographer

I am posting to support the project connecting the hopes of the world with a ribbon, ”W1SHRIBBON DISCOVER & CONNECT THE WORLD”.
Due to COVID-19, the situation continues to be inconvenient.
I would like to support those who are working on self-actualization and the realization for an equal society.

Please post your wish on the ribbon or paper with #W1SHRIBBON
Choose some from the posted wishes (hope) and realize it!
I wish to do a photo shoot with Leslie Kee and I’d love to talk with you about your approach to work etc.
The due date is 20th June,2021.
Take a picture with your wish written on a ribbon or paper
Post on twitter or Instagram with # W1SHRIBBON and # LESLIEKEE (# is recommended to copy)
③ The results will be announced on June 27.
* This is a volunteer-based action.
* I am looking forward to posts that convey your wish with strong feelings.

Leslie Kee

MESSAGE FROM

Shintaro Ikeda

Olympian/Badminton

I am posting to support the project connecting the hopes of the world with a ribbon, ”W1SHRIBBON DISCOVER & CONNECT THE WORLD”.
Due to COVID-19, the situation continues to be inconvenient.
I want to support children who work hard on sports and the people who continue supporting sports despite the restrictions on various sports sites.

The due date is 20th June,2021.
Take a picture with your wish written on a ribbon or paper
Post on twitter or Instagram with # W1SHRIBBON and # SHINTARO IKEDA (# is recommended to copy)
③ The results will be announced on June 27
* This is a volunteer-based action.
* I am looking forward to posts that convey your wish with strong feelings.

Leslie Kee

MESSAGE FROM

Shinsuke Yamanaka

Japanese former professional boxer
WBC bantamweight title from 2011 to 2017

I am posting to support the project connecting the hopes of the world with a ribbon, ”W1SHRIBBON DISCOVER & CONNECT THE WORLD”.
I hope the sporting events will be held as usual as soon as possible. I would like to support everyone who is doing their best in sports, work, business,
etc. even under these circumstances.

Please post your wish on the ribbon or paper with # W1SHRIBBON
Choose some from the posted wishes (hope) and realize it!
I want you to teach boxing, I want you to be a principal for a day, I want you to give a lecture at a company, etc.

The due date is 20th June,2021.
Take a picture with your wish written on a ribbon or paper
Post on twitter or Instagram with # W1SHRIBBON AND YAMANAKA (# is recommended to copy)
③ The results will be announced on 27th June, 2021.
* This is a volunteer-based action.
* I am looking forward to posts that convey your wish with strong feelings.

Hanae Ito

MESSAGE FROM

Hanae Ito

Olympian / Swimming

I am posting to support the project connecting the hopes of the world with a ribbon, ”W1SHRIBBON DISCOVER & CONNECT THE WORLD”.

No one had imagined such an era. You may think that your life so far has been happy. I would like to support not only adults but also younger generation athletes who are aiming to become top athletes and have trouble finding places to practice. And I would like to support not only athletes but also the generations who feel disruption in college life or who cannot enjoy their youth.

Please post your wish on the ribbon or paper with # W1SHRIBBON
Choose one from the posted wishes (hope) and realize it!

The due date is 20th September, 2021
①Take a picture with your wish written on a ribbon or paper
②Post on twitter with # W1SHRIBBON (# is recommended to copy)
③ The results will be announced on 27th September, 2021.
* This is a volunteer-based action.
* I am looking forward to posts that convey your wish with strong feelings.

Masato Yokota

MESSAGE FROM

Masato Yokota

Olympian / Track & Fields, 800m, London Games

I am posting to support the project connecting the hopes of the world with a ribbon, ”W1SHRIBBON DISCOVER & CONNECT THE WORLD”.

Infinite patience and endless battles are ongoing. I want to support all those who want to overcome this and brighten the sports world, and who want to enjoy sports!
(for example) I want you to teach me how to run, I want to run together, I want your guidance, I want to create an event together

The due date is 20th September, 2021.
①Take a picture with your wish written on a ribbon or paper
②Post on twitter or Instagram with # W1SHRIBBON (# is recommended to copy)
③ The results will be announced on 27th September, 2021.
* This is a volunteer-based action.
* I am looking forward to posts that convey your wish with strong feelings.

Toshiaki Hirose

MESSAGE FROM

Toshiaki Hirose

Former captain of Japan national rugby team

I am posting to support the project connecting the hopes of the world with a ribbon, ”W1SHRIBBON DISCOVER & CONNECT THE WORLD”.

There are various restrictions on sports due to COVID-19, but I want to do my best even in such a situation with someone who wants to improve! Someone who wants to do something interesting! If you think so, let's do something together.
I also offer advice such as remote conversations and career consultations.
I am looking forward to your post!

The due date is 8th August, 2021.
①Take a picture with your wish written on a ribbon or paper
②Post on twitter or Instagram with # W1SHRIBBON (# is recommended to copy)
③ The results will be announced on 15th August, 2021.
* This is a volunteer-based action.
* I am looking forward to posts that convey your wish with strong feelings.

Kosei Inoue

MESSAGE FROM

Kosei Inoue

Olympian / Judo Gold medal, Sydney Games

I am posting to support the project connecting the hopes of the world with a ribbon, ”W1SHRIBBON DISCOVER & CONNECT THE WORLD”.

I think a lot of people are having a tough time with COVID-19.
However, at such times, I think that surviving as hard as you can now with enthusiasm, creativity and sincerity will be a step toward creating a new bright future.
The efforts you have cultivated so far will not disappear, and I think it is important to make these various experiences a shining asset in the next stage.
Because of this era, let's take a step forward by cooperating and helping each other.
We can certainly overcome this battle with this powerful enemy.
Let's get over it together!

The due date is 20th September, 2021.
①Take a picture with your wish written on a ribbon or paper
②Post on twitter or Instagram with # W1SHRIBBON (# is recommended to copy)
③ The results will be announced on 27th September, 2021.
* This is a volunteer-based action.
* I am looking forward to posts that convey your wish with strong feelings.