Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Huge Woodcut Print Kids’ Guernica in Saga, Japan

  A huge woodcut print Kids’ Guernica was created by 6th grade students of Higashiyoka Elementary School in Saga Prefecture, Japan. They visited Nagasaki as their school excursion and learned the sadness of war and the importance of peace at the nearest elementary school from the ground zero in Nagasaki.

  95 students of the 6th grade drew their own images of peace and they made them together to create a huge woodcut print. They cut their images on 18 plywood panels elaborately and each 4-6 students printed their woodcut on a piece of paper. Finally, they put all the 18 woodcuts together. Their wonderful woodcut Kids’ Guernica was exhibited in Saga Prefectural Art Museum.