Educational Program that Inherits the Memories of the War in the Region
The 10th International Conference of Museums for Peace
Title: Educational Program that Inherits the Memories of the War in the Region
Author: Yorio Kitamura, Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University (Japan)
Abstract: As the aging of the people who directly experience the World War II progresses, it is becoming increasingly important to convey memories and experiences related to war. It will be effective to utilize visual media to pass on memories and experiences across generations in the coming era. In this research, we report a practical case study of handing down the historical memories of Haradani, Kyoto, Japan. Hradani was developed by the people who immigrated to northeastern China during the war, returned to Japan with the end of the war and settled in undeveloped land. The younger generation students made a field survey on the history of Haradani, and tried to convey the memories and experiences of this area by utilizing visual media.