Smile Recovery Art Object


Publisher Seigensha

ISBN 9784861524196

Idea Code 13621


The city of Ishinomaki was among the most seriously affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, and many of its public schools were completely destroyed. The Watanoha district especially suffered extensive damage. Thereafter, over a period of roughly two and a half years, local children were brought together in a project to create art objects from the wreckage washed up on the grounds of their school. These bricolage artworks abound with creativity and expression, and demonstrate the ability of children to transform sadness into smiles. This book features a selection of 100 works, giving an overall impression of the project and its courageous participants.

168 p, ills colour, 20 x 19 cm, pb, Japanese


$25.50