A Thousand Origami Cranes (Senbazuru)

A Thousand Origami Cranes (Senbazuru)

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Ashburton Art Gallery

327 West Street

Ashburton, Canterbury 7700

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Help make 1000 origami paper cranes!

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Join our project to create 1000 paper cranes which will be gifted to the Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima City, Japan to celebrate Sadako Peace Day.

In Japan, a Crane is a mystical animal that is believed to live for 1000 years, because of this it is a symbol of good luck and long life. Anyone who folds 1,000 paper cranes will be granted a wish.

Sadako Sasaki was 2 years old when the world’s first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Over the course of the next 10 years Sadako developed leukaemia. Whist hospitalised, Sadako began to make paper cranes. She wrote: “I will write peace on your wings, and you will fly all around the world.” The disease claimed her life at the age of 12.

Sadako’s story, however, remains very much alive. On August 6th, Japan celebrates Sadako Peace Day to pay tribute to the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, reflect on the past, and build a future free of nuclear weapons.

This project is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm, and is suitable for everybody!

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