Thursday, February 11, 2016

Kids' Guernica at Nakateshima Elementary School, Toyonaka City, Osaka, Japan

January -March, 2015
A wonderful Kids' Guernica peace painting was created by 83 sixth grade students of Nakateshima Elementary School in Toyonaka City, Osaka, Japan.
100 people have 100 different ideas of peace. There are so many different living things in this world. Each has its own idea. They are all interconnected harmoniously on this earth. We are living in this harmony. Based on this concept, the peace painting was composed by four different parts, “Water as a symbol of natural resources of the earth”, “Plants as a symbol of all the living things on this earth”, “Light as a symbol of dreams and hopes”, and “Darkness as a symbol of sin”. The circle in the center of the painting represents that the world exists in balanced with these four elements.

Special thanks to Misako Yamaguchi, an art teacher who continued this project for many years.