by maria

Japanese Myth – Origami Crane

According to an ancient Japanese story, anyone who collects one thousand of origami cranes is entitled to fulfill a wish.

A girl from Hiroshima named Sandako, who was ill due to the radiation from the atomic bomb, attempted to make a thousand of cranes hoping that her wish to get well will come true.

She did not have enough paper,so she used the wrappings from her medicine given by the hospital.

Her school friends tried to help her and sent as much paper as they could to help her.  

Unfortunately, Sadako passed away before making her one thousand cranes. Her schoolmates did.

And since then, a thousand cranes have become a symbol of world peace and solidarity.

Taken from the play of Ilias Kiama Tzogona

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