It appears that Kara has begun to spread Korean style charity to Japan in the form of rice wreaths! (For celebrations or other events, Koreans give each other large flower wreaths. But, since these are usually disposed of after the event, a new trend has arisen of giving “rice wreaths.” Basically sacks of rice are given which can then be used for charity, or by the recipient.)


According to Kara’s agency DSP Media on April 20, Kara’s Japanese tour “Karasia” which began on April 14 has seen the appearance of rice wreaths. The rice wreaths are gaining the interest of the Japanese media, because it is not common in Japanese concerts.

A representative of the concert stated that it was the first time that fans prepared rice charity for a concert. “Rice wreaths” given out to celebrities, are usually in turn given to charity with the celebrity’s name.