Artist Nara supports Syrian refugees on his own way

Yoshitomo Nara designed a greeting card to support refugees based on his interactions with people who have fled war-torn Syria.

 The card features a girl at a refugee camp staring straight ahead along with the message: “Think about a refugee.”

Yoshitomo Nara

In March, Nara spent a week visiting two camps in Jordan for Syrians as well as others who escaped violence and made it to Amman. 

He had meals with a Syrian family and listened to the experiences of a woman who was separated from her husband because of the civil war.

He was invited by a nonprofit group called the Japan Platform (JPF), which comprises 43 Japanese nongovernmental organizations.

The greeting card was released as part of the Think about a Refugee campaign, which aims to gain broader assistance for Syrian refugees before the coldest months of winter.