The idea of working with Belarusian youngsters belongs to a UNESCO employee. She realised that children born in Chernobyl affected territories could bring hope and optimism to their Japanese peers.
Works for the Tokyo exhibition were selected by Japanese and Dutch art experts. “We printed photos of the works, before sending them to Japan’s city museum. This is a spiritual bridge of sympathy and support between Dzerzhinsk and Tokyo,” notes a teacher from Dzerzhinsk children’s art school, Vladimir Shcherbin. “Postcards are to be released in Japan depicting the works of our pupils and other youngsters taking part in the exhibition — to raise funds for charity projects.”