Hiroshima

Paper cranes for Sadako.

The Children’s Peace Monument has a statue of Sadako Sasaki, the little girl who died of leukaemia following radiation. Thousands of paper cranes folded by children all over the world hang outside this monument. In Japanese folklore, folding a thousand paper cranes leads to the granting of your wishes. Sadako’s wish was for a world without nuclear weapons and although her classmates helped her, she fell just short of a thousand cranes.

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