140,000 Origami Peace Cranes Workshop

Event Details

This event finished on 08 July 2017

Come and learn how to make Origami cranes! Family Friendly. Free entry.

Reflectionpic2April2017.pngFolding 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 (except 5 August special Hiroshima Day workshop) until September 2018. 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 every Saturday.

VOLUNETERS 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.

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