Mitsubishi Asian Children's Enikki Festa

Started in 1990, the Mitsubishi Asian Children’s 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 “enikki” (illustrated diaries).

  • Ubaidulla Saule Yerbolkyzy

    Ubaidulla Saule Yerbolkyzy

    Age 12, Girl


My little sister, Kausar, and I go to our grandparents’ village every Sunday. We like spending time there. I love the ayran fermented milk, milk, kurt cheese, and butter and warm bread that our grandmother makes. Kausar and I walk around outside and paint pictures.

  • Taloh Bounmy

    Taloh Bounmy

    Age 11, Boy


This is a drawing of my neighbors in the village of Tawery in the Toumlam district of Salavanh Province. They are preparing for a festival. The main features of this festival are two buffalo, some chickens, some alcohol, and a hut that we call a rah mong. The festival begins with the villagers walking to the cemetery at two o’clock in the morning to summon our ancestors’ spirits home.