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ELAB is an organization founded as the non-profit unit of White Ship, Inc..
We run art-based learning programs for high school students
and youth under 25 which empower them to create the future.




ART at the center of the EARTH

The phrase, “Art at the center of the Earth,” indicates the process of creating a thriving society through art by connecting the 3 E's representing Education, Environment, Entertainment to the H's of Humanity, Harmony, Happiness and Hope. This is the very concept behind artist Kunihiko Yazawa’s art practice.

With Yazawa’s philosophy of ‘Art at the center of the Earth’ at the heart of ELAB, we aim to create through our art practice a thriving society where all children can enjoy “the happiness of creating the future”, “the capacity to truly appreciate beauty,” and “making connections that transcend language."