The Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee, the Asian Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations, and the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan have sponsored what is today the Mitsubishi Asian Children's Enikki Festa since 1990 in the hope that Enikki (illustrated diaries) will allow Asian children to understand and respect each other's cultures and to work together to build a better future.
We solicited entries for the 2019-2020 Mitsubishi Asian Children's Enikki Festa from children aged 6 to 12 living in 24 Asian countries and regions. The children responded with 66,473 works on the theme “Here Is My Life.” That brought the cumulative number of works submitted to the Asian Children's Enikki project over the years to 817,542.
From Japan in the east to Kazakhstan in the west, the festa's geographical coverage spans some 10,000 kilometers. It also spans a vast spectrum of cultural diversity. We are delighted to be able to promote exchanges amid such diversity through the Japanese tradition of illustrated diaries.
You will discover vivid depictions of Asian's wealth of natural scenery, cultural diversity, and family interactions in the works presented here. We hope many people will experience the artistic sensibilities of children in Asia through their works.
Mitsubishi Asian Children's Enikki Festa