Thursday, August 9, 2012

Kids' Guernica Exhibition in Nagasaki

August 9, 2012
A Kids' Guernica exhibition is held around the ground-zero area of Nagasaki, Japan for the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. This exhibition shows Kids’ Guernica peace paintings from Germany and Cambodia as well as paintings by Nagasaki children.

Two paintings were sent from Germany. One is from Thüringen and another is a collaborative painting with children from different countries: Turkey, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Germany, and White Russia and from different religions: Islam, Christianity, Orthodox, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

Two more collaborative peace paintings are also exhibited. One was created by Jewish and Palestinian children. Another painting was completed by children of Haiti and Japan, which were hit by catastrophic earthquakes. This exhibition shows a strong message for world peace from the ground zero.