Pavia is an important town near Milan, Italy, where historical architectures and monuments remain. The applicant, Prof. Dario Molinari, saw the exhibit of the Kaki Tree Project in 1999 at the Venice Biennale and have wanted to participate in the Project since. Prior to the planting, they held the event entitled “Wings and Roots for Peace (A Journey through Space-Time from Nagasaki to Pavia)” on 17 May 2014 at the Istituto D’istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta.” The high-school students took the initiative to ask many people at nearby kindergarten and a primary school to participate in the event. Exhibition panels of children’s essays on the tree of peace, drawings, writings and slogans were on display at the event.
Thanks to high-school students’ enthusiastic activities, various productions and art works were created. They pasted the kaki tree posters on windows in the town, and many people gathered in the courtyard of “Alessandro Volta” school on 21 May 2014, the day of the tree-planting ceremony. They celebrated the day by forming the large human peace sign in the vast yard.
We have received a fantastic cartoon story of the kaki tree made by these students.