"What do you want to be when you grow up?" In Japan, this familiar childhood question is often phrased as "What is your dream for the future?"
Drawing a Dream: Children Share Their Visions for Japan's Future is an exhibit of 80 works of art created by children affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami as they attempt to answer that question. The drawings depict their hopes for the future-for themselves, their communities, and their country-expressing gratitude to Japan's friends around the world and appreciation for the kizuna, or bonds of friendship, that exist between people and nations.
The drawings were first exhibited in October, 2011 at the Global Festa in Tokyo, which was attended by over 100,000 people. Now, the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan is pleased to share these visions of gratitude, hope, and compassion with the American people.
Drawing a Dream: Children Share Their Visions for Japan's Future is now open for viewing at the JICC, located at 1150 18th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
The gallery is open for self-guided tours Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. As a reminder, the JICC will be closed on Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents Day.