This monument represents a little girl reaching towards the crane, which is a symbol of longevity and happiness in Japan. It is related to the true story of a little girl from Hiroshima who was only a few years old when the epidemic broke out and was very sick. She believed that if she made 1,000 paper cranes, she could heal. Very popular among kids decorated with cranes
I read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes in elementary school and have never forgotten the story. Reading it as a young child, I didn’t understand that Sadako had been a real person. It was only years later when I was learning world history and about the events of WWII that I understood. Beneath the monument, there is a peace bell that visitors can ring, offering their prayer for world peace and Sadako’s wish for a world without nuclear weapons. Definitely a worthy effort.
The Children's peace monument is located in the center of the peace park. And circling it their are thousands upon thousands of paper cranes around this monument dedicated to "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes." It is always miraculous so see the effort put into creating and maintaining this memorial monument.
This monument honors Sadako Sasaki and all of the other children who were affected by the atomic bomb. In the statue Sadako is holding a crane as it was said that she died while trying to fold 1,000 cranes to wish for health after she had been diagnosed with leukemia as a result of the bomb radiation. Here it is common to see families and children placing their own senbazuru (1,000 cranes) to wish for peace.
Located in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, this is a monument in honor of Sadako Sasaki & the thousands of other children who were victims of the atomic bomb. This lovely monument was built from funds raised by Japanese school children. The structure features a bronze crane, serving as a wind chime when pushed by visitors against the traditional peace bell, & is topped by a statue of Sadako holding a crane. Thousands of origami cranes from all over the world are delivered to/displayed at the monument on a regular basis.