Friday, September 14, 2007
Presentation of Paper Crane Folded by
Sadako Sasaki in 1955
Inspired by the 10,000 cranes on permanent display at the Tribute Center, Mr. Masahiro Sasaki, Sadako’s older brother, will present one of the original cranes folded by Sadako when she was critically ill from the long-term effects of the atom bomb. Sadako’s cranes motivated generations of Japanese children to fold chains of 1,000 paper cranes to be displayed at Hiroshima as a wish for world peace. Mr. Kazu Sumiyama, father of 9/11 victim Yoichi Sumiyama Sugiyama, will read his poem about origami cranes following remarks by Mr. Sasaki.
I found this in my email a few days ago and I want to share it with you all. do you all know the story about Sadako's 1,000 cranes? http://www.sadako.org/sadakostory.htm
I'll make one in polymer clay tomorrow and post it.