1000 Peace Crane Project -USxJAPAN
Students folded 1000 origami cranes and Kuniko took it to Japan!
Students at Sarasota Academy of the Arts learned how to fold a bird crane with Kuniko.
Then folded 1000 of them and showed their wish for World Peace.
Japanese say If you make 1000 paper caranes, your wish is strong, sacred and your wish will be granted. The crane is a symbol of peace and longevity in Japan. After the World War 2, the story of “Sadako and 1,000 Paper Cranes” spread throughout the world. A 12 year old girl, Sadako, folded them to wish World Peace and died of atomic bomb radiation disease leukemia.
Kuniko, Art teacher Ms.Quattro and older kids decorated their school office. Parents came to see it and Wowed!
What if this Sarasota kids attempt for World Peace, crosses the Pacific Ocean and merge with Japanese?
Here goes Kuniko! Packed their 1000 paper cranes into her big suitcase and traveled to Japan. The destination should be Hiroshima Peace Memorial where bunches of 1000 cranes are sent from all over the world.
Video captures from Kuniko’s arrival at Hiroshima through placing the cranes under Children’s Peace Monument. It is 5 minutes video and there are more footage on later.