75 years after the atomic bombing Peace study with paintings of the atomic bomb Nagasaki July 3, 19:37

As the A-bomb survivors age, the Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art in Nagasaki City has begun a new peace learning program in which children enjoy a conversation while watching the paintings depicting the misery of the atomic bomb.

The Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art started a new peace study program 75 years after the atomic bombing, and on the 3rd, 22 people from the third year of Nomozaki Junior High School in Nagasaki City participated.

The program viewed 2 meters long and 2.5 meters wide, a picture of "Mother and child statue of Nagasaki". The miserable figures of the victims of the atomic bomb, mainly women who were crouching with their children in ink. It is drawn.

The program is characterized by "interactive appreciation", and the students exchanged opinions about what they felt from the paintings and their thoughts for about 30 minutes in response to the questions from the person in charge at the museum.

The students talked about what they felt when they said, "I have a voice that seems to be painful" or "I smell a burning odor," and about the woman who touches the cheek of the child at the center of the picture I was thinking "I'm feeling" and exchanged opinions.

The boy student who participated said, "I was able to convey the ideas that spread from the picture in words. I felt from the picture that I want the world to be peaceful."

Yuriko Yamaguchi, the person in charge of the museum, said, “We want not only knowledge but also feeling to be important, and we want to broaden our thinking from our own awareness and the opinions we do not notice.”