Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima

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When in Hiroshima, pay a visit to Children's Peace Monument, a touching memorial dedicated to Sadako Sasaki and the thousands of other children who died as a result of the atomic bomb. Acquaint yourself with the moving story of Sadako, a little girl who developed leukemia from being exposed to radiation in the fallout of the 1945 bombing. Sadako believed that a person who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, and so she kept making them in an effort to wish for world peace, until her death in 1955 at the age of 12. Pay your respects by donating a crane, a symbol of peace, in remembrance of Sadako and other child victims of the war. Put Children's Peace Monument on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hiroshima trip planning tool.
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  • Japan knows that history has to be passed on to children, to prevent atrocities from the wars in the future. 
    Japan knows that history has to be passed on to children, to prevent atrocities from the wars in the future.  more »
  • Childres Peace Monument is dedicated to the children who died from the bomb, symbolized by Sadaki Sasaki. I highly reccomend to read Sadakis story - it is heartbreaking and nice at the same time. 
    Childres Peace Monument is dedicated to the children who died from the bomb, symbolized by Sadaki Sasaki. I highly reccomend to read Sadakis story - it is heartbreaking and nice at the same time.  more »
  • Of the many monuments in the Peace Memorial Park, this one affected me the most. It commemorates the child victims of the Atomic bomb attack and brought me to tears as I thought about how much they... 
    Of the many monuments in the Peace Memorial Park, this one affected me the most. It commemorates the child victims of the Atomic bomb attack and brought me to tears as I thought about how much they...  more »
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  • The most beautiful site in memory of the children lost to the Bomb. Children. Can ring the bell with striker designed like an origami crane after the little girl who was making one thousand paper cranes but was killed before she could complete her task on August 6 .
  • This is a memorial place for children that died during the bomb attack back in 1945. Seeing a memorial place with my own eyes was a whole new experience, deeply grieving for those who died.
  • “If you make thousand origami cranes your wish will come true” - With this belief the children made several cranes post the turmoil and ill effect of atomic bombs. Dedicated to Sadako Sasaki, this peace memorial pays tribute to all the children who suffered post bombing period. In the museum, the cranes created by her and how there size shrank as she started loosing the ability in the end can be viewed. The museum also tells the detail story and how several other children suddenly died years after the event due to leukemia. Do visit the museum first to grasp the mourning tribute which this memorial pay to these innocent children.
  • As nighttime fell in Hiroshima some 77 years ago the feeling of hopelessness and despair of the survivors must have been unimaginable. "Give back my father, give back my mother; Give grandpa back, grandma back; Give my sons and daughters back. Give me back myself. Give back the human race. As long as this life lasts, this life, Give back peace That will never end." Sankichi Toge
  • Small area near the A-Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Museum that was erected to honour the children who died and those who survived but severely suffered the consequences of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima.

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