Cranes of Hope

By: Makayla Perry

Hiroshima

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was the location that the United States bombed with an atomic bomb. This bomb killed 140,000 people. Three years later, the United States stuck another bomb; this time it was on Nagasaki.

Story of Peace Crane

In Japan, a girl named Sadako Sasaki is a symbol to people as peace. When she was two, the atomic bomb hit. She eventually grew u getting Luekemia. While she was in the hospital, she made more than a thousand paper cranes to make a wish to get better, and to help towards world peace. Because of Sadako Sasaki, origami cranes and herself became an international symbol of peace.

1000 Cranes of Hope Project

From an ancient Japanese tradition of senbazuru, it says that anyone who can fold 1000 paper cranes will be granted a wish. May people have used their wish on recovery of illness. 1000 Cranes of Hope contains wishes of patients, caregivers, etc.
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