Children and the Absurd: Still, the World is Worth Living in “Children and War” in Phase I

Monday, May 15-Monday, October 23, 2023

10:00 am-5:00 pm Monday to Saturday

behive at Sacred Heart Global Plaza
(Building No.4), University of the Sacred Heart

In no other era has there been a more absurd situation for children than today. Global-scale problems; natural disasters caused by climate change, wars, and other problems are occurring in developing and developed countries alike, and children in vulnerable positions are being pushed into dire straits.

We prepared this exhibition with the hope that it will encourage visitors to stop and think about the nature of war by presenting war-related works by some artists and examining what children felt, thought, and expressed under the absurdity of war.


We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the following people and organizations for their cooperation in making this exhibition possible. (Titles omitted, in no particular order)

  • Creation
    • Morioka Shoten & Co.,LTD.
      • Yoshiyuki Morioka (Art Direction)
      • Tomoko Yanagisawa (facilitation, editing and writing)
      • Saori Kashiwazaki (Design)
      • Aya Shimoyama (Venue Installation)
  • Exhibits provided and commentary
    • Kaori Endo (Textile/ Visual Artist)
    • Erika Kobayashi (Writer/Manga artist)
    • Michiko Nomura (Nonfiction Writer)
    • Peace Museum of Saitama
  • Venue Setup
    • Super Factory Co.
  • Sound Cooperation
    • Tacsystem, Inc.
  • Web Design
    • Chiharu Ooya (Web Designer)
  • Planning cooperation
    • Jun Irie (Visiting Researcher, Sacred Heart Institute for Sustainable Futures)
  • Translation cooperation
    • Kaho Fukai (Department of English Language and Literature Studies at the University of the Sacred Heart)
  • English language editing
    • Editage
Faculty members of the Sacred Heart Institute for Sustainable Futures,
University of the Sacred Heart