Children's Peace Monument
Walking along the Motoyasugawa river, you'll see a child's statue holding an orizuru with both of her hands. This is the ""Children's Peace Monument."" It is always bright, even from a distance with many colorful orizurus offered to it. Nowadays, orizuru is thought to be a symbol of peace, but it started with just a girl named Sadako Sasaki.
Sadako wasn't injured when she experienced the bomb and grew up healthy. However, after 9 years, leukemia appeared when she was in 6th grade of elementary school. It was the aftereffect of the A-Bomb. She continued to make oriuzurus from the medicine papers she used everyday, because she believed that her dream would come true if she made a thousand orizurus. However, she died 8 months after the appearance of the disease. Afterwards, a monument was built to console the spirits of children who died from the bomb. Her story has spread throughout the world and a-thousand-orizurus are sent here everyday from all over the world.
1 Nakajimacho Naka-ku,Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima
No closing days
1 minute walk from Hiroshima Electric Railway Genbakudomemae Station
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