Sunday, November 27, 2016

Kids' Guernica at Kubo Junior High School in Japan

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.

Coordinating Teacher

Yukiko Karatsu