100 Motanka
for Peace



Let's bring hope to the children of Ukraine!

Healing together through art.
From heart to heart.

テーマは「アートを通して共に癒しを 心から心へ」です。

The power of connection through love “aitsugi" has made this exhibition possible.
It is shocking that another major war would occur in the 21st century…
My eyes have been full of tears for more than a year because of the atrocities and crimes
committed by Russian invaders against the innocent civilians in Ukraine.
Just as the feeling of despair and helplessness started to consume me I encountered the traditional Motanka dolls and felt their spirit and strength.
Little did I know at that time about the power, strength, resilience and love of those masters who make them and Marina who collected them.
Thanks to them and Marina this exhibition came into being.
From this experience the theme of the exhibition was born: Healing together through art. From heart to heart.


The tradition of Motanka talisman dolls has been passed down for generations in Ukraine.
With a deep wish for peace, a total of 100 Motanka will be exhibited, including those made by Ukrainian masters,
people in Japan and abroad, and children who are now in Ukrainian shelters.
Won’t you join us in delivering hope through this Motanka exhibition, which represents the power of love, care, and connection.

Organizer: heart1

Supporters in Ukraine

Team Ukrainian Ukrainian Art Experience was our coordinators in Ukraine:
communicating with folk masters, collecting the dolls, packing-sending them to Japan, organizing information and permissions from masters, translating from Ukrainian, organizing master-classes in Ukraine, connecting us with all supporters in Ukraine.
We highly appreciate great efforts and support from community of motanka’s maker masters from Ukraine “UKRAINE-EUROPE-WORLD” and personally Tetiana Zolochevska and Olena Gromova for their active position and help.
We thank members of this community and other participating motanka masters for donation of 100+ motanka’s for charity exhibition and charity auction for supporting PEACE in Ukraine.

Marina, Marina’s mom, husband ,daughter,and son without whom this exhibition would not be possible.
Marina, her husband and son has made our exhibition possible, receiving, repacking, and sending to us!

We highly appreciate all people, who support this project and supporting PEACE in Ukraine!
We particularly appreciate exceptional efforts of:
Marta Pitchuk , artist from Ukraine, for providing her “Motanka” painting for the exhibition.
Mykola Cherep , eco-house “Sokolynyi Khutir”, for providing items for the charity auction.
Kateryna Kalinichenko , artist from Ukraine, for providing post-cards with her works for the charity auction
Olena Sopruzhynska , art-therapist from Ukraine, for making master-classes for children in Kyiv region.
Atlas-Group” and «CHERNIHIV GARMENT FACTORY «ELEGANT» , factories in Ukraine, for provided materials for master-classes.

Supporters in JAPAN

Fusako Nakamura
1.小山 渚 Nagisa KOYAMA
2.スワニー鎌倉 Kamakura SWANY 
3. MOMOKO MIYAI Phiphitthaphan
4.北鎌倉 人形工房 銀の針 
5. 北鎌倉 喫茶 門 kitakamakura cafe MON
6. 表装工房 北村 Ikuko Kitamura
7.鎌倉 社頭 Kamakura SHATOH
8.北鎌倉 GalleryえにしKitakamakura Gallery ENISHI
9. Nakaba Katsurada
10. Sayuri Hanawa
11. Aiko Yokoi
12. Linda Goodhew the USA
13.Rosemarie Kenny Australia
14.Bruce & Yoshiko
15.Mizuno Michio
16.Emi and Harue Tominaga
17.Michal Hosoya






京都no.317 ANEWAL Gallery



Connect with LOVE



2022年 2月末、ポーランドでウクライナ母子を受け入れている家族から SOS が入り、紛争の犠牲になった子どもたちに愛と希望を届けたいという趣旨で heart1 「ウクライナの子どもたちへ愛を」がスタートしました。 鎌倉での募金活動、寄付の呼びかけ、展示会などを通して支援を継続しています。

What does “aitsugi”mean ? 

What does “aitsugi”mean ? 

In Japan, “kintsugi” 金継ぎ is a famous method of restoring broken pottery that has been passed down for generations. Instead of throwing the pottery away, cracks and chips are filled in with lacquer and skilfully decorated with the power of gold or other metals.

What is Motanka

What is Motanka

モタンカとは? Tradition of motanka doll goes in deep past. Some researchers believe that this tradition was even in Trypillya culture, existed in Ukraine in V-IV century BC because people grew flax and produced linen in those times.

We ask for your help in raising money for the children suffering due to the Russian invasion. And please share “A piece of Ukrainian Culture for Peace” with others. Together we can make a difference.

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