Come and learn how to make Origami cranes! Family Friendly. Free entry.
Folding paper cranes is done in memory of all those killed by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs because of the story of Sadako, a Japanese girl who was just two years old, living in Hiroshima when the atom bomb was dropped. Sadako later developed leukemia and while in hospital heard the legend that anyone who folded 1000 paper cranes would have their wish granted. Wishing for peace Sadako set out to fold One Thousand Paper Cranes before she died aged 12. A statue of Sadako holding a golden crane stands in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
This huge number represents all the people killed by the devastating Hiroshima atomic bomb in 1945 (that year alone).
Upcoming Dates Second Saturday of every month: 2:00pm – 4:00pm until September 2019 at the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre (5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2JN). It’s a good idea to check with us to make sure a workshop is happening on any given Saturday because it can be difficult to get a volunteer to run the workshop.
The March crane making session will be in memory of Sheila May Skinner who died recently, and is well known in peace campaigning circles.
Sheila lent her support to CND, CAAT, Peace & Justice, Women in Black, the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign We and other groups drawing attention to injustice in the world. She was particularly well known for her beautifully crafted banners which have been flown in protests, marches and vigils throughout the UK – and as far away as Florence.
VOLUNTEERS Needed. If you like doing crafts and chatting with people and want to do something for peace why not run a workshop once a month. Contact the centre on 0131 629 1058 to confirm workshops are happening or to volunteer.
For more information on the project, click here.