8/32.- Hiroshima, paper cranes


In this picture you can see another of the symbols of Hiroshima, the paper cranes.

The story of the paper cranes starts with a little girl, Sadako Sasaki, who suffered from cancer. She was told a Japanese tale that says that anybody who folds over 1000 cranes will have his wish come true. Unfortunately she could only finish 642, and in 1945 she died of leukemia. Since then, Japanese students from all over Japan bring their own origami paper cranes, and hang them on the Statue of the A-Bomb Children.

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