Hope and Action Art Project

During 2021, Soka Gakkai Peace Committee collected children’s artwork expressing their concerns about the state of the planet and the climate crisis. Entries were received from Brazil, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Peru and the UK. We present the artworks at our event commemorating the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in the UK.

Entries

Wilder Sebastián Peña Chang

Peru

Anna Fukuda (8th grade)

Japan

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I have expressed the impact of environmental pollution on animals.

Ishie Miyuki Dionisio (18-year-old)

the Philippines

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It has a phenomenal happenings while I took them. I believe it is the climate change, because a lot of things are in the atmosphere while I took the photos. It was raining hard and there were peculiar sights on the atmosphere that are hard to ignore. I’m inspired to take them because now I have the call to take action on what’s happening in our planet.

Aomi Goto (6th grade), Riko Goto (4th grade)

Japan

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Taishi Kawada(4th grade), Kohei Kawada (2nd grade), Hideki Kinoshita (2nd grade), Naomi Hashiyama (1st grade)
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We started cleanup activities with our future division friends, thinking about what we could do around us. We want to contribute to the achievement of the 11th and the 17the goals of SDGs.

Alice Miki da Silva Kanashiro (8-year-old)

Brazil

<Translation>
Let’s save the oceans, don’t litter in the sea

Henzo Yuki Lima Saito (8-year-old)

Brazil

<Translation>
Climate change, 8 years

Mariana Guarianas Gomes Dutra (10-year-old)

Brazil

Keiko Tsuruta (9th grade)

Japan

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My body can’t stand the extreme weather.

Masaki Matsuda (3rd grade)

Japan

<Translation>
Fight off COVID!!

Amanda Nagai Shiroma (14-year-old)

Brazil

Isabela Motoike (6-year-old)

Brazil

Manabu Aoki (4th grade)

Japan

<Message>
There are many people who litter plastic bags. The number of turtles is declining because they eat plastic bags by mistake for it as a jellyfish. Take good care of turtles. Take good care of living things.

Junichiro Yuasa

Japan

<Message>
I like hot weather, but I don’t want it to be too hot.

Tan Yi Si

Malaysia

<Message>
Here I would like to attach my works to join the Hope and Action Art project.

Tanuj Samaddar

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In my artwork I’ve focussed on Environmental pollution particularly water pollution. Inorganic and organic wastes are being dumped and dispose off in the water bodies (seas , oceans, rivers . etc.) which have affected the lives of the aquatic creatures greatly.

I’ve drawn Mother Earth playing with all the beautiful wild creatures. Earth has always given us every comfort and necessity of life. So we must also protect it and care for it in the best way . It is the responsibility of a human being to protect nature. We, as humans, should refrain from doing any harm to nature if we need to provide a good natural environment to the future generations. Each and everything in nature, including living or non-living organisms, play an important role in maintaining the balance to create a viable environment for all of us, which is called ecological balance. We need to make sure that the ecological balance should be maintained at all times to avoid a catastrophic situation in the future. Nature is a god gift to this world . Its beauty is not only seen, heard or smelt by us, it’s a feeling that can’t be erased. No man made beauty replaces the natural beauty with some small drop on plants and glass windows (specially in winters) , a beautiful sunset nearby oceans, seas, beautiful night with twinkling stars , a beautiful clear blue sky and how can I forget about rainbows . In my artwork I tried my level best to uphold Nature’s beauty.

Environmental degradation is one of the largest threats that are being looked at in the world today. The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction characterizes environmental degradation as the lessening of the limit of the earth to meet social and environmental destinations and needs. Ban ki moon rightly said : “Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.” In my artwork I’ve depicted how the lives of the animals are getting affected due to environmental degradation. With an increase in the number of Industries and factories, there is also an increase in the level of pollution which is one of the main reasons behind global warming. Due to global warming the the glaciers at both the poles have started to melt which has resulted into ‘ Habitat Crisis ‘ for the animals like Polar Bears etc. The hands in my painting represent hope… The hope of a brighter future where all the animals could live in harmony. In my artwork I’ve tried to focuss on such aspects .

I have shown the love and care of mother nature. You can spot the tiger to the very left side of this painting. The rhinos to the right ,the cute fawn to the right. Some beautiful butterflies at the bottom left corner of the artwork. You may notice the two birds at the top and a humming bird sucking nectar from the beautiful flowers. You may also see the fawn and the mother deer at the centre of this painting. Mother Nature in her human form has taken the Central stage in my painting. You can also see the beautiful flowers in the garden- so vibrant they are!!! I have painted many other creatures in my artwork(I’ll let the judges find the other creatures)😁😁.I believe that this painting is apt for the current situation in which we all are witnessing the large scale devastation of the flora and fauna the sole responsibility of which goes to the exploitative character of modern technology and the greedy mindset of the humans. n nI have made my best efforts to put my imagination on paper and make an explosion of mother nature’s and wildlife’s colours and motifs. I have used bright colours to create this artwork so as to express the vibrancy of the earth’s natural diversity in wildlife and to showcase the harmony and euphony among the animals living togethter in the environment.

I’ve depicted the scene where mother nature is calling out all the humans for a better future. Here mother has taken the form of a ocean goddess . You will be able to spot beautiful oceanic creatures and mermaids and corals embellishing her hair and her crown. The rising sun in the background symbolises the dawn of a brighter future full of new hopes . I’ve basically tried to create awareness through my painting regarding the conversation of the environment. The rising sun in the background and the blowing of the conch symbolises a new beginning…. The beginning of a brighter future where all the humans would strive to protect and preserve the earth and it’s elements.

Analice Sayuri Obana dos Santos (6-year-old)

Brazil

Jeremias Juliano Kuriki Kobayashi (13-year-old)

Brazil

Nicolas Massao de Campos Nagamori (7-year-old)

Brazil

Hironori Tayama (3rd grade)

Japan

<Message>
Since the problem of marine debris is increasing, I wrote this picture so that you will be aware of it.

Yuki Ishii (3rd grade)

Japan

<Message>
Dirty sea

Yushin Horinouchi (8th grade)

Japan

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May the earth in the future have more nature than it does now.

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Today, we are losing many living things because of the waste plastic that humans throw into the sea and rivers. I drew this picture because I wanted to cleanup volunteer to save many animals from this loveless behavior.

Beatriz Neves Sauer (6-year-old)

Brazil

Jimmy Hideo Nakano (7-year-old)

Brazil

Pamela Larissa Santos e Silva (12-year-old)

Brazil

Yuto Fukuda (6th grade)

Japan

<Translation>
If it goes on…
<Message>
I want to prevent global warming.

Hinata Nishimura (2nd grade)

Japan

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What you can do for the environment.
  ・ Plant green plants
  ・ When shopping, use eco bags.
I will continue to do what I can to protect the environment.

Daichi Maeda (1st grade)

Japan

Anvika Agrawal

India

Bianca Garcia de Souza (13-year-old)

Brazil

João Pedro de Oliveira Ferreira (9-year-old)

Brazil

Patrícia Ayumi Yuasa Damasceno (13-year-old)

Brazil

<Translation>
Our future and the future of the planet

Iori Yamamoto (4th grade)

Japan

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Be kind to everyone and make the earth full of smile.
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My family will do our best by working on what we can do, like turning off the lights diligently.

Tomoka Hirata (12th grade)

Japan

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I drew it with the hope that everyone would deepen their understanding of plastic trash by looking at my paintings.

Koh Xuan Nin

Malaysia

Manas Subhanand (6-year-old)

<Message>

Save water

Cecília de carvalho Silva gatto (6-year-old)

Brazil

Joaquim de Carvalho Silva Gatto (8-year-old)

Brazil

<Translation>
Don’t throw the trash on the ground, throw it in the trash can. I love the planet.

Pietra Vicentini Pontes (6-year-old)

Brazil

Juna Ishikawa (5th grade)

Japan

<Translation>
I don’t need a plastic shopping bag. I will protect the global environment!” I want to protect the earth by removing environmentally unfriendly garbage.

Mao Tsukamoto (5th grade)

Japan

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I drew this picture because I thought the summer sunset sky was beautiful. I was particular about gradation.

Dannah Chan

Hong Kong

<Message>
Our future and the future of our planet.

Joao Ramos Sanchez

Peru

<Translation>
Let’s take care of our planet.

Ellen Tamy Hirano (15-year-old)

Brazil

Júlia dias santos da silva (6-year-old)

Brazil

Rebeca de Souza Santos (6-year-old)

Brazil

Nene Yamamoto

Japan

Risora Noguchi (6th grade)

Japan

<Message>
Snow is a new energy.
I have been cherishing snow since I was little. I want everyone to take good care of all the snow in the world, knowing that snow can also be used as energy.

Deepshikha Vyas

<Message>
SDGs drawing

Fabrizio Meza

Peru

Kenisha S (12-year-old)

India

Enzo de Jesus Oliveira. (11-year-old)

Brazil

<Translation>
How to help the environment

Laura Dos Santos De Souza (12-year-old)

Brazil

Tayler Mendieta Medina (6-year-old)

Brazil

Seiya Ishikawa (1st grade)

Japan

<Message>
The Earth and Shinkansen

Karine Gray

UK

<Message>
My painting is of a village called Wentworth in this summer and by travelling and painting areas where nature is really beautiful, where there is no pollution, I want to promote this idea of the importance of protecting such beautiful environment for our health and the beauty and durability of our planet. If nothing is done to protect nature, such beauty will disappear. Travelling makes us aware of what we have and don’t want to lose. This is drawn with a pen, and then painted with watercolour and I also used an artistic application. It can be printed as a poster and the colours will remain the same. The painting has colours which are a bit less bright.

Evans Ramos Sanchez

Peru

<Translation>
Let’s take care of our planet

Henri Akira Lima Saito (11-year-old)

Brazil

<Translation>
Climate changes

Lorena Cruz do Nascimento (11-year-old)

Brazil

Yasmin Cetto de Souza (12-year-old)

Brazil

Chisato Sasaki (3rd grade)

Japan

<Translation>
Earth in 2050? Protect the Earth from climate change!! Trees are cut that causes great damages to animals! Both monkeys and deer have full of questions. Let’s protect the earth together!

Annie Greenwood

<Message>
Our future and hope for the future is that we and the planet can flourish together and life will burst forth.

Mayumi Huaccho

Peru

<Translation>

Use the 5Rs of the environment (reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse, repair)protect the planet

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Henrique Yuji Toda (14-year-old)

Brazil

<Translation>
Protect the planet

Luiz Henrique Candido Müller (9-year-old)

Brazil

Marina Andrade de Araújo (11-year-old)

Brazil[

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