My students wrote some of their favorite
sentences after they read a prayer for peace by a Native American woman
whose name is Marilyn Youngbird, a descendant of Lakota People. I am
going to attach a file of the prayer, too. I might have talked about
it. I happened to find it in a book about wisdom of Native Americans
in a city library after I started this project of exchanging peace messages.
I thought it is wonderful to thank everything and to hope for peace.
Some students translated the explanation about the pictures drawn by
the survivors of the atomic bombs and added their messages about peace
and a picture. The black and white pictures right after the color ones
are the pictures the student explained about.
Have you checked the website of Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima?
in the top right for the ENGLISH button.
If you click the icon of the Main Building with its photo, you can find
"A-bomb survivors' drawings" and by clicking the words, you
can see the drawings.
I know Japanese army did many kinds of cruel deeds in war. So I don't
mean to blame only American people by introducing the facts about the
atomic bomb. I just would like to share the fact about what can happen
if we use nuclear weapons again in order to prevent such inhumane massacre.
The website of Peace Memorial Museum also has Kids Peace Station and
one of the pages in it shows many pictures to pray for peace painted
by many students. Would you take a look at "Children's Peace Drawings
Competition"? They are great as artworks and have strong impact
to let us think about peace.
I recommend The Sadako Story 21 in the Kids Peace Station, too. It is
a kind of cartoon to motivate children to learn more about peace and
take action to create peace.
Takamori High School
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