We would like to congratulate on the success of “Karuta 2020” Project. Your efforts in organizing such a project during this challenging pandemic with a will to promote youth inclusiveness to share cultural diversity and creativity from different corners of the world is highly commendable.
We would also like to congratulate the winner of ‘Wat Arun’ card. We are thankful to be a part of the judging team and send our appreciation to the winners from Thailand from all over the world. The painting on the card is stunning and excellently shows the beauty of Thailand’s landmark.
To this end, we wish to extend the Project our continued support to this valuable project, which helps connect the world through art and imaginations.
“This year I had the honor to collaborate with Karuta Project as a juror for Dominican Republic’s drawings. Then I had the opportunity to get to know this amazing initiative that brings education to children around the world through art and culture. Despise the unfortunate appearance of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide and not being able to connect physically, Karuta Project has made children of all continents to connect in a deeper level, through their imagination.
I wish the best to Karuta Project organizers so they continue their amazing work for years to come.”
“We would like to congratulate you on the success of the “Karuta 2020” project. We are very happy to see the “L”/”き” cards of the painting, which shows the beautiful and quiet winter scenery of Switzerland in contrast with the colourful balloons. Thank you very much for adding such a beautiful view of Switzerland to a big project with more than 5000 participants. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Mr Wu and the project team. “ (translated by the project team)
The picture “illustrated the cultural diversity that Malaysia is proud of – this was seen in the different kinds of food that were displayed and enjoyed by Malaysians who are from different cultural backgrounds, living in harmony. The strong color choices and shading technique were also admirable.”
I am so happy to see so many children from all over the world take part in this wonderful project. The Olympic Games are a great opportunity for people from different cultures and beliefs to connect on a global level and feel that we are all one family.
The children’s drawings for the Karuta 2020 Project are all very unique and illustrate something interesting from their country. It is quite fun to look at them all and get to know these children through the cards. I cannot wait to play the Karuta game with friends.
I hope that in the future children will continue to connect the world by participating in such activities. I wish everybody to stay healthy and happy during these difficult times. And also the best of luck to all athletes at the Tokyo Olympic Games!
Elena Kutsarova Interpreter, Culture Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Japan