EDUCATION FOR PEACE .
A message from the Japan Art Mile Foundation, received by email from Joanne Tawfilis
This mural was created by the 66 members of the Yuge Elementary School graduating classes of 2004.
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This mural was born in the process of a Peace Study.
Their town is located near City Nagasaki, where the second Atomic Bomb was dropped in 1945.
The image of the painting was developed from “The Statue of Peace”; the symbol of Nagasaki Peace Park.
His right hand stretching up means “the threat of the Atomic Bomb” and his left hand stretching horizontally shows “Peace”.
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The children tried to express their wishes for peace in the beautiful rainbow derived from the tip of the statue.
The rainbow is a bridge for peace, extending to the bright future.
The children poured their love into this mural, not only toward their home area but also toward our planet.
They enclosed their wishes, hopes and dreams within this painting.
(Thank you to Joanne Tawfilis for sending this to CPNN.)
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