Giant painting to mark Saudi-Japan ties

Giant painting to mark Saudi-Japan ties
Updated 11 March 2015

Giant painting to mark Saudi-Japan ties

Giant painting to mark Saudi-Japan ties

As many as 500 Saudi students and their counterparts from Japan have embarked on a tour of Saudi tourist spots to draw giant logos of both countries to mark the 60th anniversary of the Saudi-Japanese relations.
Their artistic creation will be on a white fabric with a diameter of 100 square meters.
According to Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), this is a sequel to the first phase that took place in December 2013 with the participation of 400 students from Al-Ula schools during which Prince Faisal bin Salman, Governor of Madinah, took part at Madaen Saleh.
A Japanese team, “earth identity” association, arrived here on Sunday for a 12-day stay during which they will visit five Saudi cities in coordination with SCTA, Saudi Embassy in Japan and the Ministry of Education.
According to SCTA, the team’s mission is to implement the second phase of the project to draw a larger panel of the world’s children’s drawings, including Saudi Arabia’s logo (two swords and Palm) and Japan’s logo (red disk of the sun) on a single panel.
From the Saudi side, 500 Saudi students will take part in this painting the cities of Tabuk, Jeddah, Dammam, Al-Baha and Abha.
The association will collect the painting that has been drawn in the five cities to be placed at the historic landmarks in Riyadh in the last round.
It will be presented with another Japanese children’s drawings at the largest sports stadium in Japan during the summer of 2015 to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.