Sadako Sasaki’s Origami Crane to Be Opened to the Public in Nakano-ku, Tokyo

“Statue of the Child of the Atomic Bomb”, Sadako Sasaki’s Paper Crane to Be Released in Nakano-ku, Tokyo November 23 at 4:05 AM

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Sadako Sasaki, a model of the “Statue of the Child of the Atomic Bomb” in Hiroshima City’s Peace Park, who died of leukemia after the atomic bombing, was loaned one of the folded paper cranes to Nakano-ku, Tokyo, and a commemorative ceremony was held on The 22nd.
Sadako Sasaki, who died at the age of 12 after developing leukemia after the bombing, continued to fold paper cranes in the hospital in hopes of recovery until just before her death, 2016, and became a model for the “Statue of the Child of the Atomic Bomb” in Hiroshima City’s Peace Park.

This month, with the opening of a new peace materials exhibition room in Nakano Ward, one of sasaki’s folded paper cranes was rented out for the first time by a local government in Tokyo without a deadline, and a commemorative ceremony was held on The 22nd.

Mr. Yuji Sasaki, deputy representative of an NPO that appeals for the preciousness of peace, handed me a paper crane about 3 centimeters wide folded with cellophane paper, and Mr. Naoto Sakai, the mayor of the ward, said, “Thank you for the precious crane. I want many people to watch sadako’s episode.”

Yuji Sasaki says, “There are only about 100 paper cranes that Sadako actually folded. Through this crane, I hope to help with activities that can send a message of peace from Nakano Ward to the world.”

Origami Crane is a peace material exhibition room opened on the first floor of Nakano City General Gymnasium, and will be open to the public from The 23rd.