Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kids’ Guernica at Nagasaki Prefectural Isahaya Junior High School, Japan

September, 2014     The 9th grade students of Nagasaki Prefectural Isahaya Junior High School created a Kids’ Guernica peace painting. The Culture Committee and Art Club members made a draft drawing and all of the 121 students painted it. They elaborately completed this painting only in two weeks and it was displayed at their school cultural fair.
The painting expresses their peace message from Nagasaki, an atombombed city. They wish peace prevail not only in Japan but also all over the world. While the right part of the painting shows a war in the past, the left side shows our peaceful present and future.