13 Dec '11, 5am

Creating art from Japan's tsunami debris - Channel NewsAsia

Creating art from Japan's tsunami debris - Channel NewsAsia

TOKYO: Art is often used as a form of therapy to overcome painful experiences, and an exhibition in Japan that involves the March 11 disasters has turned sorrow into joy. A group of volunteers came up with an idea to bring smiles and hope together with 30 children who lived in Watanoha Elementary School during the evacuation period of the March disasters. At the exhibition, 70 art pieces are displayed - created using debris from the surroundings of the school in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, a place deeply scarred by the tsunami. Some of the works had a humorous take, while others showed an imaginative streak. "That's quite something. Seeing the photos of the children smiling makes me want to help them," said a visitor. "As a result of a very sad incident, they had to face such circumstances. But if it didn't happen, such works would not have been produced. I'm impressed ...

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