MISSION: Peace Mask Project is dedicated to encouraging a shared vision for peace through art, cross-cultural dialogue, workshops and exhibitions.
With 19 years of history, Peace Mask Project is a community-led initiative, the collective effort of hundreds of volunteers, supporters, models, and peacebuilders. Working in conjunction with national and international peace and environmental NGOs, we are actively engaged in establishing, promoting, and exhibiting new pathways to harmony and peace in an increasingly more complex and fractured world.
These unique and expressive facial impressions are made from traditional hand-made washi papers made in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, near Founding Artist Myong Hee Kim’s studio. Individually, each mask represents a serene symbol of peaceful spirit. Shown together in large wall murals, the collective masks serve as a reminder that the fate of humanity depends on allowing for and appreciating diversity while striving towards more meaningful cooperation.
We partner with organizations and peacebuilders to infuse art in conflict transformation work and dialogue, and archive the portrait photo and peace messages of every Peace Mask model. Art is a wonderful way to facilitate opportunities to explore the roots of division and find creative directions towards intercultural harmony and a sustainable future.