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60 Years After Sadako Sasaki's Death, the Story Behind Hiroshima's Paper Cranes Is Still Unfolding

Offbeat  (tags: humans, ww2, sadako sasaki, hiroshima, atomic bomb, peace, paper crane )

- 233 days ago -
Inspired by the age-old Japanese belief that anyone who makes 1,000 origami cranes will see their wish come true, Sadako spent her last days folding paper cranes on her hospital bed in the hope she would recover.


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Leo Custer (312)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 8:02 am
Thank you for sharing!

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday August 1, 2018, 11:29 am
Thanks Naoko

Animae C (507)
Thursday August 2, 2018, 7:20 am
"The Children’s Peace Monument was unveiled May 5 (Children’s Day) 1958, in Hiroshima." 💕
The year i was born, on 5th Oct.!

What a sad yet beautiful story & where the Thousand Cranes Movement originated!
i didn't know that!
"The Unity Club still meets regularly, more than 60 years after Sadako’s death."

This isn't the first time in the past few weeks i have come across Origami Cranes, it even happened earlier today!
Maybe i should learn & start making them!

i shared.
TY Naoko
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