Origami

In honor of the 101st birthday of Akira Yoshizawa, considered to be the Grand Master of Origami, I wrote this haiku:

Origami cranes
Bright colors folded into
Wishes for peace.

Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Ten years later, she died of leukemia.  During her illness, she folded origami in hopes they would help her recover from her illness.

After her death, the Children’s Peace Monument was built, where thousands of cranes are hung by people all over the world, as wishes for peace. Click here for more information on the Children’s Peace Monument (also known as Tower of a Thousand Cranes) at Hiroshima.

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5 Responses to Origami

  1. Beth Carter says:

    What a sad, albeit beautiful story. Very nice tribute and haiku, Jan.

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