story of the peace crane

Dominique Burrell

Story of the Peace Crane

Sadako was born in 1943 in Hiroshima, Japan. November 1954, Sadako caught a little cold and lumps developed on her neck and behind her ears, swelling her face as if she had the mumps.

1000 Cranes of Hope

The ancient Japanese tradition of senbazuru promises that a person who folds 1000 cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness.1000 Cranes of Hope contains the collective wishes of patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, and Millennium and Takeda employees who stand together in the fight against cancer.

Bombing of Hiroshima

On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure.