Taquan Anthony

Bombing of Hiroshima

In august 1945, the united states dropped atomic bombs on hiroshima and nagasaki. The two bombings which killed at least 129,000 people, remain the only use of nuclear weapons for warfare in history.


Story of the peace Crane

Sadako was born in 1943 in Hiroshima, Japan.

She was two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, on 6th August 1945. Sadako was soon diagnosed with Leukemia, which people in Japan called "the atom bomb" disease.

In August, while in the hospital, she was shown colourful paper cranes and told an old Japanese legend, which said that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes would be granted a wish. Sadako hoped that by folding the paper cranes she would get well again. So she began making the cranes and completed over 1000 of them before dying on October 25, 1955 at the age of twelve.


1000 Cranes of Hope Project

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.