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Paper Cranes by fishifishy Paper Cranes by fishifishy
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:
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luinathiel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So many cranes! o_o
And I recognise the story about Sadako - I read a book based on it when I was about ten or something! I didn't realise then that it was based on a true story, so it's kind of cool to get to know that now, 10 years after finishing it :P
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fishifishy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I remember being in shock when our tour guide told us the story... She said that there were enough cranes in the display cases for every person that lived in Tokyo in 2009. (Around 17 million?)

And the crazy thing is that this is only part of one case!! There were at least a dozen cases that were filled to the brim with cranes of all sizes, most of them around the same size, but lots were smaller.
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