WHO/WHAT: The 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans, in partnership with the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum, will host an exhibit of Children’s Expressions of Peace. The exhibit is curated by Naomi Harata with assistance by Narumi Arakaki, both of whom are from Okinawa.
The exhibit includes stunningly beautiful artwork, poetry and essays by students in Okinawa reflecting the reality of war on their homeland and their hopes for peace. This year, over 16 award-winning pieces (all different from last year’s works) will be on display.
Also on exhibit are profiles of three World War II Military Intelligence Service veterans with roots in Hawai‘i: Dr. Shinye Gima, the late Takejiro Higa and Herbert Yanamura. The displays on the MIS veterans include personal photos, their memories of their wartime service and what life was like before and after the war.
WHEN/WHERE: Through March 5 at the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans clubhouse, 520 Kamoku St. (across ‘Iolani School). The exhibit will be open Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. It will be closed on weekends and holidays.