“The 26th World Peace Art Exhibition”
The mica art piece “Inochinosanka” (60.5 cm × 72.5 cm) will be displayed at the Hiroshima-United Nations Headquarters (Geneva).
Honoring the last wishes of the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the World Peace Art Exhibition was established in 1993 and was premised on a prayer for “peace through art.” Ever since, this exhibition has received the support of public institutions such as the Japanese government, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan. The exhibition has been held in major facilities around the world, including galleries in various cities, palaces in several countries, and the Kennedy Space Center. In 1997, the art exhibition was even held in United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Starting with audiences with both Pope Benedict and the current Pope Francis, the exhibition has offered the hope of peace to both influential figures and local communities not only in Japan, but in 19 countries and 28 cities around the world.
2018 marks the “100th anniversary of the End of World War I”. This year is a critical juncture for the World Peace Art Exhibition, which together with Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the sole victims of nuclear weapons in this world, has continued to advocate for peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons.
We pray from the bottom of our hearts that the 26th World Peace Art Exhibition held in Hiroshima and at the United Nations European Headquarters presents another chance for people to reconsider the renunciation of war, the total abolition of nuclear weapons, and the creation of a new era of co-existence and harmony for humanity.
Domestic Exhibition: June 28 (Tues) – June 29 (Fri), 2018
First Exhibition: September 12 (Wed) – September 17 (Mon), 2018
Second Exhibition: September 19 (Wed) – September 24 (Mon), 2018
*The gallery is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, and “Inochinosanka” will be displayed at either the first or second exhibition.
Location of Exhibition
Domestic Exhibition: JMS Aster Plaza (4-17 Kakomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0812)
Overseas Exhibition: Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland (United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland)
Kirimoto Shoukan’s message for peace will also be displayed.
Message for Peace
I hope all countries and all peoples can live in peace.
And each individual can shine with fulfilling love.
I will continue to paint and pray for love and peace.