Family Program

Children’s Artwork from Tohoku

Children’s Artwork from Tohoku

Sunday, March 11, 2012 — 5 PM

Photo provided by the Watanoha Smile Project.

Fukushima art with singer Akemi Kakihara.
View and respond to artwork produced by children in the Tohoku region after the disasters of March 11. Featured works include drawings of smiling people, hearts and sunflowers created by preschool children in the Minato Preschool in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture in summer 2011 and photographs of art created out of debris by elementary school students in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. The works focus on the themes of hope and restora- tion. Viewers can respond artistically or in writing to the images. Responses will be photographed and shared with children in Tohoku. Children’s drawings provided by New York-based singer AK Akemi Kakihara. Photographs provided by the Watanoha Smile Project.

Part of ONE YEAR LATER: Commemorating the One-Year Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami.



One Year Later: A Day of Reflection programs are made possible, in part, by The Norinchukin Bank.

Education Programs are made possible by generous funding from The Freeman Foundation.

Additional support is provided by The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc., Chris A. Wachenheim, Joshua N. Solomon, Jon T. Hutcheson, Joshua S. Levine and Nozomi Terao.

Student and Family Programs are supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Collaborating organizations for One Year Later: A Day of Reflection programming include Consortium for Japan Relief; Consulate General of Japan in New York;; JP GIRLS NYC; Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc. (JCCI); Japanese American Association of New York; The Nippon Club Inc.; TOMODACHI; and U.S.-Japan Council.


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