Friday, August 06, 2010

Sixty-Five Years Later

In Memory
August 6, 1945
Hiroshima, Japan
Paper cranes, folded as prayers for peace. Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan.

The crane tradition comes from the true story of Sadako Sasaki a young girl who died from radiation from the bomb. She believed that if she folded 1,000 paper cranes she would be cured. To this day, people (mostly children) from around the world fold cranes and send them to Hiroshima where they are placed near the statue.

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