The Sadako Statue
Statue of Sadako (also known as The Children's Monument) stands in the
center of Hiroshima's Peace Park surrounded by millions of paper cranes
sent from people around the world.
It was built in 1958 with donations from Japanese school children At
its base a plaque reads:
This is our cry.
This is our prayer.
Peace in the world.
Sadako Sasaki, pictured here front row center,
was in grade six when this photo of the
Bamboo Relay Team was taken in 1955.
Photo by Kenneth Lee
To receive a full color photo of the Statue and a set
of instructions for folding paper cranes along with a sheet of origami
paper, send your name and address plus $2 for postage and handling
The Sadako Project
P.O. Box 67
Santa Cruz, CA 95063