Actions of Kids' Guernica Japan
2000 Takuya Kaneda becomes coordinator
2005 10th anniversary in Ubud, Bali
2010 15th anniversary in Tellahassee, Florida and Symposium "Art for social justice"
2015 20th anniversary in Ubud, Bali
Actions related to the disaster areas after March 2, 2011
A Kids' Guernica peace painting was created in Katano City, Osaka, Japan:
"Participating children thought on peace very seriously. They expressed their feelings of peace: Our globe has many countries as well as Japan. Various living things and plants are coexisting on the globe, which is connecting to the moon and the universe. Even though their languages are different, they can communicate with each other through music, which is a common language. We really feel happy, when we can play together with our friends or do whatever we like. This is a peaceful moment. We wish for such a lasting peace which gives us a warm and joyful feeling."
All the participating children completed this peace mural with a single purpose as indicated by the symbolic characters of Katono-city having been painted on a rocket and a keyboard of a piano."
September 5, 2011
Monday: Kids' guernica at Global Village International Preschool, Japan
A Kids' Guernica workshop was held at Global Village International Preschool in Osaka, Japan with following message from the school:
"Let’s make a difference together!
We, Global Village International Preschool, have the Helping Hands Week every June. During that week, children find and pursue a helpful “job” around them that they can do by themselves. Through this experience the children can not only learn the benefit of helping others, but also have the opportunity to become more aware of the children who need help both in Japan and around the world.
Our school also contributes to charities through fundraising. This year Japan experienced an unprecedented disaster and the senior kindergartners raised funds to help these people affected. In addition we worked on the Kids Guernica project with the theme of uniting everyone in the world. We wish that our earth would be plentiful and peaceful in the future."
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Kids' Guernica exhibition in Nagasaki - memorial exhibition 5-10.August 2012