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Paper Cranes to Hiroshima

Presented by Northern Arizona University, College of Arts and Letters at Babbit Academic Annex, Room 107, Flagstaff AZ

Apr 07 2022
Paper Cranes to Hiroshima

Students and Community members are invited to create a “senbazuru” – a Japanese origami crane chain emblematic of good fortune – to send to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park.

After World War II’s conclusion, a young Japanese girl by the name of Sadako Sasaki developed Leukemia - untreatable at the time - and began folding as many paper cranes as she could, having been familiar with the Japanese legend that anyone who could fold 1,000 origami cranes would have a wish granted. Though Sadako died in 1955, in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park there stands a statue of her. In memory of her efforts, origami cranes are left at Peace Memorial Park to memorialize ancestors and

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Babbit Academic Annex, Room 107

803 S Beaver St, Flagstaff, AZ 86011

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