Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee

Started in 1990, the Mitsubishi Asian Childrenfs Enikki Festa is a program that seeks to promote literacy education and to stimulate cultural exchange among children by allowing them to learn about each other through genikkih(illustrated diaries).

Berden Kabdrgali
Age 11, Boy
Republic of Kazakhstan

My father makes kobyz musical instruments, and my grandfather plays the kobyz. My grandfather plays the kobyz extremely well, like Korkyt Ata. Korkyt Ata is famous for inventing the kobyz and for composing great music. People say that Korkyt Ata escaped death several times because of the wonderful sound of his playing. Stories like that prompted me to make my own little kobyz.

Duong Quynh Huong
Age 10, Girl
Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

Harvest Season
In the harvest season, everyone works hard gathering the rice and carrying it to the storehouse.
This picture shows the diligent farm people working hard.
Itfs a beautiful scene, with the white hats and simple green and brown shirts in the yellow paddies.

    *The Enikki entry above, when necessary, have been translated into English from the language they were originally written in.