ITOCHU Announces a New Exhibition at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY EARTH - Change the World with Children's Art -

May 27, 2016

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) opened ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE in the CI Plaza, a commercial facility situated next to ITOCHU’s Tokyo Head Office, in October 2012. The gallery was part of ITOCHU’s social contribution activities, with the aim of developing the future generation through art, contributing to the local community, and promoting both local and international art and culture. Various exhibitions have since been held in the space.

ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE will hold an exhibition during the summer vacation season to showcase paintings by children from around the world. The exhibition will be sponsored by KIDS EARTH FUND (KEF), a non-profit organization that has run art workshops in more than 50 countries to help children who were traumatized by terrible events, such as wars or disasters, by drawing pictures since its establishment in 1988. KEF’s exhibitions of children’s art have been held in more than 3,000 locations, including the Pompidou Center in France, the Pushkin Museum in Russia, and the World Trade Center in the United States. The exhibitions have earned high praise in every country in which they are held.

The art created by children from across the sea conveys very important messages. Please encounter them at the ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE this summer.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EARTH - Change the World with Children’s Art - Exhibition Outline

Co-sponsor ITOCHU Corporation
Period Wednesday, July 27 to Saturday, August 27, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (to 4:00 p.m. on the first day)
Open every day during the exhibition period.
Admission Free
CI Plaza B1F, 2-3-1 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061
TEL: 03-5772-2913

Event information

August 6 from 2 p.m.
Talk Show featuring Ren Makabe (Sculptor) and Harumi Torii (Representative Director of KIDS EARTH FUND)

August 8 and August 22 from 2 p.m.
Workshop Targeted to children aged 2 to 15


"Dear Earth, Happy Birthday."


"My version of the world"