THE BIGGEST PAINTING IN THE WORLD 2020

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About Us

It’s a project aiming at creating “the Biggest Painting in the World”
by sewing together the paintings by the children in the world.

This is how the project started.
Hiroko Kawahara, our president, was working on self-support of 10,000 women
in the poorest area of People’s Republic of Bangladesh in ‘90s,
and found that their children were unable to go to school
and had never written letters or drawn pictures. At the time,
Hiromi Inayoshi, a Japanese graphic designer, encountered those children and
wanted to give them a drawing experience.
Kawahara wanted all the children of those women to draw pictures,
and had 13,000 children paint on 1,000 pieces of 1m x 10m cloth,
which were sewn together by 1,000 mothers to create a 100m x 100m painting.

Since then, the project to join the children’s paintings has been going on both
in Japan and in many countries in the world.
Through this project, we hope to nurture peace-loving spirit in the children of the world,
regardless of countries, religions or ethnicities, to widen their views of the world,
and to foster momentum to preserve the beautiful environment of Planet Earth.

  • Children we will continue to draw a picture together.
  • 2005, in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • In Japan of around a lot of children have me draw a picture.
  • In March 2013, in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture.
  • In March 2015, in Kyoto Prefecture Kameoka.
  • To children in various countries of the world, and I have been asked to draw a picture.
  • March 2009, show off in front of at Kathmandu, Nepal is a world heritage Boudhanath Stupa (pagoda).
  • Picture children drew will let mothers Awa connects.
  • December 1996, 1000 people of mom of Bangladesh was sewn.
  • Every year since 2013, and held an exhibition at the Haneda Airport Terminal 1 "Sky Gallery".
  • By completing a single picture with everyone, and share a common joy, and fosters the sentiment. Showcase connecting Myanmar children's painting and Japanese children's picture.
  • July 2012, stitching and painting of the world's countries 68 picture of each city of Japan in Hiroshima Municipal Funakoshi kindergarten, Hiroshima Municipal Funakoshi was completed in the schoolyard of the elementary school “world's big picture 2012” showcase.

Our aim is to complete the Biggest Painting in the World toward the year 2020.

“The Biggest Painting in the World 2020” has started.
Its aim is to sew together all “the Biggest Painting in the World” painted throughout Japan and
in many countries into one “Biggest Painting in the World” and display it in the summer of 2020,
when Tokyo Olympic Games will be held.
The completed painting will be placed in the reference library of an A-bombed primary school in Hiroshima,
as a gift for the future children.

This site was created to introduce the project to as many people as possible.
Through this site, you can follow the on-going activities and events and
look at the paintings by children.

Past Events

PARTICIPANTS COUNTRY & CITY

■Japanese municipalities

Hokkaido
Assabu TownAkabira CityRishiri TownObihiro CityIshikari CityNakasatsunai VillageShibetsu CitySapporo CityFukagawa CityMuroran CityKitahiroshima CityIwamizawa CityNoboribetsu CityEniwa CityOtaru CityNayoro CityEbetsu CityAsahikawa CityTomakomai CityRankoshi TownHigashikagura Town
Aomori
Hachinohe CityAomori City
Akita
Akita City
Miyagi
Sendai CityIshinomaki CityShiroishi CityTagajo CityIwanuma CityShiogama CityNatori CityKesennuma CityKurihara CityKakuda CityTome CityOsaki CityMinami Sanriku TownZao TownShichikashuku TownMurata TownShibata TownShichigahama TownOsato TownTomiya TownShikama TownWakuya TownHigashi Matsushima CityOnagawa TownOgawara Town Kawasaki TownMarumori TownWatari TownYamamoto TownMatsushima TownRifu TownTaiwa TownKami TownMisato TownOhira Village
Fukushima
Inawashiro TownFukushima CityTamura CityKoriyama CityAizuwakamatsu CitySukagawa City
Tochigi
Oyama City
Tokyo
Suginami CityHachioji CityMinato CityOta City
Kanagawa
Sagamihara City
Chiba
Chiba City
Saitama
Koshigaya City
Aichi
Ichinomiya City
Shiga
Otsu CityKonan City
Mie
Ise CityIga CityShima CityToba City
Osaka
Katano CityOsaka CityHirakata CityHigashi-Osaka City
Kyoto
Kyoto CityKizugawa CityKameoka CityMuko City
Nara
Uda CityYamatoKoriyama CityIkoma CityNara City
Wakayama
Wakayama City
Hyogo
Kobe CityTanba CityNishiwaki CityAmagasaki CityAwaji City
Okayama
Kurashiki CityOkayama City
Hiroshima
Hiroshima CityMihara CityOnomichi CityFukuyama CityFuchu CityEtajima CityAkitakata CityHatsukaichi CityHigashi Hiroshima CityOtake CityShobara CityMiyoshi CityKure CityTakehara CityAki-Ota TownKita Hiroshima TownOsakikamijima TownSera TownJinsekikogen TownSaka TownKumano TownKaita TownFuchu Town
Yamaguchi
Yamaguchi TownShunan TownUbe TownSanyo-Onoda TownHagi CityHofu CityShimonoseki CityNagato CitySuo-Oshima TownWaki TownKaminoseki TownTabuse TownHirao TownAbu Town
Tottori
Tottori City
Shimane
Yasugi City
Kagawa
Takamatsu City
Tokushima
Naruto City
Kochi
Kochi City
Ehime
Saijo City
Fukuoka
Fukuoka City
Nagasaki
Nagasaki City
Kumamoto
Kumamoto City
Okinawa
Itoman CityNanjo CityMiyakojima City
Exhibitions in Japan

■World city

Europe
MontenegroPortugalFranceGermanyBelarusItalySpainSan MarinoBulgariaPolandLithuaniaLatviaNorwaySerbiaKazakhstanTajikistanKosovoArmeniaUkraineGreeceSwitzerlandLuxembourgThe United KingdomBosnia-HerzegovinaGeorgiaAzerbaijanRomaniaMarthaNetherlands
Asia
BangladeshChinaPhilippinesSingaporeMyanmarSri LankaNepalPakistanKoreaVietnamKyrgyzMaldivesCambodiaIndonesiaThailandBhutanMalaysia
Africa
AngolaNigeriaEgyptMoroccoMalawiZimbabweMadagascarMozambiqueTanzaniaZambiaLesothoAlgeriaCameroonMaliKenyaSudan
Latin America
BrazilDominican RepublicHaitiArgentinaUruguayPanamaParaguayHondurasGuatemalaColombiaVenezuelaCosta RicaCubaEl SalvadorPeru
Middle East
Saudi ArabiaSyriaYemenJordanIranQatarBahrain
Oceania
PalauTuvaluKiribatiNew Zealand
North America
United States of AmericaCanada
Others
United NationPalestineNew York
Overseas exhibitions