"Boys and Girls Art of Hope Exhibit" Opens at Josei Toda International Center in Tokyo
The "Boys and Girls Art of Hope Exhibit" opened March 20 at the Josei Toda International Center in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. The exhibit, showing through April 3, presents 70 drawings and paintings selected from among 35,000 submitted from throughout Japan and several other countries. Opening ceremonies included a performance by the Chiba Princes and Princesses Chorus and an award presentation. Representing the award winners, Kazuhiko Sakuma, a sixth grader from Aichi Prefecture, and Miyuki Nakanowatari, a third grader from Hokkaido, introduced their artwork. Soka Gakkai Youth Division Chief Tamotsu Sugiyama expressed his hopes that the young people, the hope and treasures of the future, would grow into adults who work for the happiness of others.
[The free show runs from March 20 through April 3. Open everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The venue is a 10-minute walk from the JR Shinanomachi Station, and a 3-minute walk from the Yotsuya 3-chome Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line.]