ITOCHU Announces New Event at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE"Art Exhibition PEACE ART for the Future - Children heal their own heart while drawing a picture"

February 6, 2013

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that it has opened ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE in the CI Plaza, a commercial facility adjacent to ITHOCHU’s Tokyo headquarters, in October 2012 with the aims of next-generation development through art, contributing to local communities, and art and cultural promotion in Japan and abroad, as part of ITOCHU’s social contribution activities.

ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE will hold the “Art Exhibition PEACE ART for the Future – Children heal their own heart while drawing a picture” from March 5, 2013 (Tuesday) as a new project. This project will hold the following two art exhibitions at the same time: the “Great Earthquake, Tsunami and Heart Memories Spoken by Children’s Arts,” which is hosted by East Japan Support Crayon Net and which exhibits paintings of children who experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake in affected areas and explains the psychological changes expressed in each painting, and the “Mental Scenery and Signs of Presence Drawn by Children,” which is hosted by Minato Ward (Disabled Persons’ Welfare Section) and which brings together pictures created by children with impaired development or autism living in Minato Ward of Tokyo.

We hope that visitors will feel through the works in front of them the feelings and thoughts articulated by children through their paintings and the life force of children who benefit from the healing power of art.

Overview of the Exhibition

“Art Exhibition PEACE ART for the Future – Children heal their hearts by creating art”


Minato Ward, Tokyo, East Japan Support Crayon Net, and ITOCHU Corporation

Sponsor Art & Therapy Color Psychology Association, Geijutsu Zokei Kenkyujo Co., Ltd. and Japan Clinical Art Association
Cooperation Nijiironokaze and Aoyama Shotenkai Rengokai

March 5, 2013 (Tuesday) through March 11, 2013 (Monday)

(A concert featuring interactions and a talk show, etc. are also to be held on March 9 (Saturday))

Time 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The exhibition of works by Takuya Gamo, who has overcome a disability to play an active role as an artist in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, will be held at the same time.