Start A Petition

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 )

Naoko
- 233 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
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.



   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

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
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)


Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Offbeat





 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.