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Grass Roots House Peace Events

Grass Roots House holds events about a diverse range of topics. Our goal is to think about peace and war from many angles.

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Peace Lectures

You can request a peace lecture from Grass Roots House employees for your school or other group. We will present an age-appropriate talk about how we can all work towards peace as individuals, and related topics. Peace lectures are available in English and Japanese.

‚oeace Action: Self-Defense Forces withdraw from the Iraq war of aggression!

Civil action for Peace, every Friday 5-7pm and the last Sunday of every month 2-4pm in Kochi City. Meet under the big parasol in Obiyamachi!

Publications

Grass Roots House has produced many publications, including paperback booklets, pamphlets, photos, and poetry. In the summer of 2005, members of Grass Roots House published an account of their accomplishments as peace activists in Kochi Prefecture and the world.

Peace Live

"Turn all weapons into musical instruments!" Grass Roots House supports the organization of Peace Live, an annual peace concert.

PEACE WAVE in Kochi

The Peace Tanabata Festival occurs every year from June to August. The festival includes anti-nuclear weapons action, peace concerts, a theater festival for peace, and various art exhibitions and events. The festival encourages people to think about our history of war and how we can make peace for the future.

→ More information here.
→ Photos from Peace Wave 2005.

Grass Roots House Collection

The collection includes material about the Kochi air raids, various war materials, photo panels, and videos. The second floor houses archives; Grass Roots House has about 10,000 books. The library is available to members. Members may borrow most items in the collection. For more information, please call or fax Grass Roots House.

Please see also:
A list of items (PDF)
Japanese article introducing the holdings (with photos)

Research

Grass Roots House researches people who were members of the war resistance in Japan. Kou Makimura, a poet and activist in World War II, is one example of such a person.

Click here to read a (Japanese) pamphlet about Kou Makimura.

Constitution Forest

Constitution Forest was established May 3, 1995 to renew our committment to Article 9 of the Constitution and to restore a forest ecosystem to its natural state. The forest is in Ootoyo, Kochi Prefecture. We hope that this forest will be loved and cared for by people from near and far and will spread all over the world as a symbol for peace.

Go to the Constitution Forest webpage (Japanese).

Experience Nature and the Practice of Agriculture at Worm Farm (Mimizu-En)

In 1997, Grass Roots House established Mimizu-En, an agricultural space in Kochi Prefecture near Monobe Village. You can go to Worm Farm to participate in agriculture and enjoy nature.

Go to the farm webpage (Japanese).


A photo taken at Kochi Peace Action

Peace Action

A photo taken at Kochi Peace Live

Peace Live