Sadako Sasaki a 12 year old Girl who made Origami Crane a Symbol of Hope and World Peace

Paper Origami CranedSadako Sasaki was just 2 years old when her city Hiroshima was bombed on August 6th, 1945 by the United States, in the final stage of World War II. She survived the deadly nuclear attack, at least it seemed so, till she collapsed in her school at the age of 12. Sadako was subsequently diagnosed with radiation induced leukemia. How did a girl who was caught in the black rain go on to represent world peace and hope? Well today's Motivational Blog is about this little girl and the steps to make the Origami Cranes, she made in the hope of surviving. 

Sadako's house was just 1.6kms from ground zero and was literally thrown out of her house from the bombing effect. Thousands of people around her died. She survived, went to school and grew up into a fine athlete, till the aftereffects caught her off guard. Her health deteriorated fast and she knew that she was going to loose the battle to Cancer. This is when a close friend who came visiting her in the hospital, told her about the legend of 1000 cranes. Apparently making this is considered very auspicious and the wish of the maker is guaranteed to come true.

                                     Sadako Sasaki

Through the worst phase of her pain, she continued to make Origami Cranes, but sadly could finish making only 644. Seeing other children in her ward loosing battle with cancer, Sadako Sasaki, dedicated her cranes to world peace. After her death, her classmates and friends completed her task. Her friends started to collect money to build a statue in her memory and got funds from across the world.

In 1958, the statue of Sadako holding a golden crane was erected in Hiroshima’s Peace Park. A plaque on the statue reads: “This is our cry, this is our prayer, peace in the world."  Her story has inspired millions around the world and her memory transformed the origami crane into an international symbol of peace and hope. And even today kids from around the world, send Origami cranes to be displayed at the park.
To read more about her, pick Eelanor Coerr's Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes  or watch this award winning movie.

As for being a part of her wish for World Peace, here is how you can make your own Origami Crane and may be even send it to the Hiroshima Peace Park.

Do you know Ori-means folding and Gami- means Paper- So the art of folding paper to make some amazing things is Origami. The Origami Crane is by far one of the most popular Origami design. It is also considered very auspicious in Japan. Follow our picture guide to make your own.


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Comments (8)

Bushra Khan Posted on Jun 27, 2018

So much inspiration to be gathered from your post! Im defintely telling my 10 year old about this and also making sure that she learns making origami!

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Papri Ganguly Posted on Jun 26, 2018

Such an inspiring story of survival. Thanks for sharing

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Jhilmil D Saha Posted on Jun 26, 2018

Such a beautiful and creative way is this origami. I used to do as a kid. Feel like starting again.

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Jhilmil Bhansali Posted on Jun 26, 2018

Amazing Charu, I remember doing Origami when I was a teen as I love crafts a lot. Shall indulge once again with this beautiful crane with my son.

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Mrinal Posted on Jun 26, 2018

Her story is so touching... Peace is what the world needs.. would definitely make these origami cranes! ❤

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Khadija Posted on Jun 26, 2018

This was such an informative and interesting post. I didn’t know about these cranes and the story behind it

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Blogsikka Posted on Jun 26, 2018

That was such a heartwarming real story of life, she lived her life with a meaning

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Seema Wadhwa Posted on Jun 25, 2018

Wow, this has be one of the most inspiring posts. What a brilliant use of making an origami, kudos the little girl

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