Monday, August 22, 2011
August 20, 2011
Still many people are living in their temporary shelters in the northern coastal areas of Japan devasted by the giant tsunami after the catastrophic earthquakes of 3. 11. The first Kids' Guernica workshop was organized in Minami Sanriku-cho, of which coastal area was completely swallowed by the tsunami. Children painted an reconstructed image of their town.
August 20, 2011
A Kids' Guernica for the affected area of 3.11 earthquake was created by all the students of Nakateshima Elementary School in Osaka, Japan. It expresses their sympathy and support to children in the most damaged areas by the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. This painting was sent to Ishinomaki City, one of the most affected areas and exhibited during an educational festival at Iinogawa Junior High School in the city. The event was organized by Renaissance of Japanese Education. Partipant students discussed what they needed now and how they could contribute to reconstruct their destroyed town.
Monday, August 15, 2011
A Kids' Guernica peace painting was created in Katano City, Osaka, Japan.
Participating children thought on peace very seriously. They expressed their feeling of peace: Our globe has many countries as well as Japan. Various living things and plants are coexisting on the globe, which is connecting to the moon and the universe. Even though their languages are different, they can communicate each other through music, which is a common language. We really feel happy, when play together with our friends or do whatever we like. This is a peaceful moment. We wish for such a lasting peace which gives us a warm and joyful feeling.
All the participating children completed this peace mural with a single purpose. Symbol characters of Katono-city are painted on a rocket and a keybpard of a piano.