The works in this exhibit were taken during a trip to Fukushima upon the invitation of the Japanese government. The program for journalists highlighted the rehabilitation of communities devasted by the triple disasters of an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor spill. Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda saw the photos taken from a phone camera and the idea of an exhibit was born. The exhibition, sponsored by Ambassador Haneda and former Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel M. Lopez was launched in Rockwell just before the lockdown. Now six months later, the exhibit makes its gallery debut.
The works were originally not for sale and intended as a private collection. However, these have now been made available to support the educational needs of school children in Marawi.
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colored paper cranes each folded with a prayer for good days to come
September Show/Audio/Music/birds of happiness.mp3
ravaged and broken yet no violence could keep the earth's green rebirth
September Show/Audio/Music/color of a miracle.mp3
amidst the concrete a tree stands like a guardian of old traditions
September Show/Audio/Music/by the entrance of the sake house.mp3
slippers by the door anticipating the day when you return home
September Show/Audio/Music/awaited homecoming.mp3
one day in autumn a woman waits for winter knowing spring will come
it was night outside but blooms from the garden brought the scent of morning.
September Show/Audio/Music/friendship house.mp3
The train ride through pain will slow down for a stop on the platform of hope
September Show/Audio/Music/Night Ride.mp3
out of the silence the sound of a thousand smiles wrapped in rainbow folds
September Show/Audio/Music/a thousand smiles.mp3
say to the ocean, bring back our children to play that we may laugh again
September Show/Audio/Music/missing laughter.mp3
we can believe in the dawning of better days in the morning light
September Show/Audio/Music/after a night of tears.mp3
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