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The picture letter in Showa 20: August 15 which I experienced

The meeting on August 15 of me

Self-published comics [Japan]

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The meeting on August 15 of me

Japan

Voluntary association mainly formed by cartoonists and writers in 2002 (Chairman: Mr. MORITA Kenji, cartoonist). Currently with 111 members. Purpose of the association is to continuously send messages in the search for peace without depending on ideological or political views. It focuses on the expression of universal themes considering the welfare of mankind through pictorial methods such as manga. Held Exhibition WATASHI NO HACHIGATSU JUGONICHI (My August 15) at Ohta Civic Hall in August in 2003 and 2004. Published an archive book of pictures and texts in August, 2004.

( 2004 )

Award Reason

This omnibus book is created based on ideas of cartoonists. "Each creator draws a picture about where I was, what I was doing and what I thought on August 15, 1945, and let's hold an exhibition". It was MORITA Kenji and managements of "Watashi no 8 gatsu 15 nichi (Society of Personal August 15)". Members answered this call were listed up to 111 people. Both people who experienced the World War II and people who didn't draw a picture with their sincere messages. The exhibition was successful and the works were collected into an omnibus book. This is a ponderable book which is able to show what cartoonists can do for societies and that they can start something with their own ideas.

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