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The Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima, Japan

The Children’s Peace Monument (原爆の子の像 Genbaku no Ko no Zō) is a monument for peace to commemorate Sadako Sasaki and the thousands of child victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The Children’s Peace Monument located in 1 Nakajimacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture of Japan. The site of the Peace Monument Character is a statue of a man. Right hand warning of the threat of an atomic bomb and left hand stretched straight to the side. This is a symbol of peace in the world, a peace fountain in the south of the park. Created for remembrance the victim of the explosion, who was thirsty to death.

Children’s Peace Monument (Kubu Nakano, or statue of an atomic bomb) was built to commemorate the lives of children. Taken from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 and the devastating radioactivity that followed. This monument is located in the Hiroshima Peace Park. The construction was initiated by classmate Sidaka Tokazaki, a female student in Hiroshima, who died of leukemia after being exposed to radioactivity. Sadao’s story encourages feedback from people around the world. Her misery is manifested through the crane colorful paper.

According to the Japanese belief. Anyone can fold a thousand paper cranes. He will be blessed. Sadako folded hundreds of cranes in hopes of returning to health. After Sadaka died in 1955, her classmates joined in the campaign to commemorate her. And create a memorial for all children who are victims of the atomic bomb. The Children’s Peace Monument was built in 1958, and Sadako’s wishes were resurrected by pupils who displayed the symbol of Sadako’s hope with paper cranes. The statue is permanently adorned with crane paper, a new paper folded by people from all over the world. There are also several cranes in the glass box beside the statue. They were donated by various schools. Japan and abroad Including tourists who have visited.

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