Paper Cranes in Hiroshima.
My memory is a little foggy on the details, but here goes what I remember:
Sadako was only 2 when the Atomic Bomb was released on Hiroshima in 1945. Ten years later, she's in the hospital, having been diagnosed with cancer. She believes that if she can fold 1000 paper cranes, she will survive.
Sadly, Sadako was never able to finish folding her paper cranes, and so now scores of people have left paper cranes near her memorial. There are cases and cases filled to the brim. Currently, the paper cranes are now regarded internationally as a symbol of peace and a plea to never let the tragedy of Hiroshima repeat itself.
I found this picture in my folder from my trip in 2009 (almost 4 yeard ago!) I was just starting out in photography, but I have recently discovered the magic of the crop tool :yay: