Thursday, March 23, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
"Third Paradise" is going on. It was initiated in last autumn in Tokyo. The canvas was sent to Cuba and children in Havana added more images to it.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
March 11, 2017,
Kids’ Guernica workshop was held in Kiev, Ukraine on the memorial day of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake which had caused the disaster of the Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima since Ukraine also faced a catastrophic nuclear accident in Chernobyl in 1986.
This workshop was organized in collaboration with Okiagarikoboshi project.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
19 sixth-grade-students of Hachiman Elementary School in Tokyo exchanged their opinions on peace and created a Kids' Guernica peace painting on a huge canvas. They painted their own life-size figures holding hands together in front of their school. It represents their present peaceful life. A cloud in the right part shows an image of peace by living creatures while another cloud in the left does a image of war. The right bright image is painted in a upper part of the canvas and the left dark image is in a lower part. A rainbow is connecting these two clouds.
Finally, all the students of the schools from the first garde to the sixth grade added a shower of cherry blossom by their fingers as a symbole of their wish for peace.
This peace painting was exhibited in the school art exhibition on November 25 and 26, 2016.
In the exhibition, Kids' Guernica performance was also shown including musical performance and fashion show of their original clothes.
All thestudents showed their improvised musical performance to express their wish for peace facilitated by the sixth grade students at the opening and the closing of the exhibition. The played the tone chime in the beginning and the end of their performance. The sixth grade students chose a typical Japanese tune of a cherry blossom song but some students said that peace was not only for Japanese people. Then they played all the twelve tones. At last, they chose their own favorite tones since peace is necessary regardless of nation, culture, age and gender.
They could received loud applause from the audience.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
A wonderful Kids’ Guernica peace painting was created in Setúbal, Portugal. Here is a report from the organizer of this project.
The Associação de Municípios da Região de Setúbal - AMRS, enthusiastically embraced the project Kid's Guernica, due to its historical, humanist and artistic relevance.
AMRS it’s an association that works the interests of its associated municipalities, located in Setúbal – Portugal.
In 2005, first launched the challenge to all schools from Setubal and, so then, all of its students would be able to work around this project.
Currently, it has already elapsed the 5th Edition, which included the participation of more than 3200 students, who worked with dedication and interest on the theme A Paz e os Valores de Abril - Peace and April Values. The choice of the theme for this edition was based on a historical and cultural reflection, that goes back to the April Revolution and the conquer of freedom and peace, and its intrinsic values, in order to celebrate forty-two years of April and 40 years since implementation of the of the Portuguese Republic Constitution (April 10, 1976), which proclaims, among various aspects, a sovereign Republic, committed in the building of a free, just and solidary society.
It is with great pleasure that we give to know, to your Committee, one more time, the work done by the Portuguese students, essentially their quality, and how, they’ve managed do gather all aspects from the Portuguese Republic Constitution, such as it’s fundamental rights, the liberty and guarantees conquered by Portuguese people in the April Revolution that were amazingly reflected in the over than 600 projects received.
Last June 3rd, it occurred in Barreiro – one of the municipalities of this association, the Kid’s Guernica Workshop in order to conclude the 5th Edition of this Project. It was possible to enjoy a party, thought especially for all participants and their teachers, which included a group of performers that made the delights of children.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Novemer 2016, A new Kids’ Guernica was created by the 8th grade students of Kubo Junior High School in Kudamatsu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. In June, they visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and learned a lot about the tragedy of war and the importance of peace.During the summer vacation, all the students thought how to make a huge peace painting and the basic composition was decided by some selected members of the students in September. After their discussion about the meaning of peace, each of the students thought about the content of this Kids’ Guernica peace painting. They pained his/her own image of peace on a piece of paper by water colors and color pencils. Finally, all of 111 students’ peace images were jointed together and it became a wonderful huge peace painting filled with their warm-hearted feelings. All the students were satisfied with their peace painting. On October 9, it was displayed at their School Cultural Festival and their parents and many local visitors appreciated it.