Kochi, Japan –
Peter van den Dungen visited the Grassroots House in Kochi in April 1994. Peter gave a lecture on peace ideas and peace museums in Europe, which Kazuyo Yamane translated into Japanese.
Grassroots House is a private peace museum focusing on issues related to peace, education, and the environment. One of the functions of the mseum is to pass on an awareness of the reality of war and the value of peace to the next generation. Pertinent artifacts and materials are collected, classified, and exhibited in order to accomplish this. The museum also produces materials on peace education and distributes them to a wide audience. It is said that “Nature is the best model for peace;” at Grassroots House, we try to learn from nature and create lifestyles which harmonize with it.
Grassroots House – ha1.seikyou.ne.jp/home/Shigeo.Nishimori/english/