On March 11, an exhibition of okiagari-koboshi dolls (a symbol of resistance and endurance) opened in Kyiv. The international project is dedicated to the memory of the Fukushima nuclear accident.
The exhibition features over 200 dolls, painted by renowned artists, athletes, and public figures.
Belarus also joined the charity event in 2017, for the first time. CTV presenters and well-known Belarusians skillfully painted Japanese dolls.
Lyubov Cherkashina, senior coach of Belarus national rhythmic gymnastics team:
In fact, for me it was very interesting to paint this cat. This is a wonderful campaign. You can try it with your own hands and realize that you were also part of it all.
Irina Rombalskaya, CTV presenter:
Here I have a raven, which symbolizes the black part of our history. Black flowers, the exclusion zone and radioactive safety sign that is familiar to us due to the Chernobyl disaster. That is, for me it's a sad doll.
The exhibition will last till March 25.
After that, the dolls will be sent to Japan where they will be handed to the residents of Fukushima-affected areas.
Belarusian exhibits will become lots at a charity auction. All the money received will be sent to the Belarusian Children's Hospice.