Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The thousand paper cranes

Sadako and the thousand paper cranes is a story about a little girl, who lived in Hiroshima when it was bombed. She developed leukemia, and as she lay in the hospital bed during her treatments, she folded origami cranes. The legends go if you fold a thousand cranes, you get granted a wish. She died at six hundred and forty four.

Right after that, A statue was built in her honor. Now on the days of Obon, people from all over the world come to leave cranes at the statue. Many   books   tell   this  tale.