140,000 Origami Peace Cranes Workshops: Remembering Hiroshima

Most Saturdays 2 – 4pm.

Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre

5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2JN

Would you like to join a staggering installation made up of 140,000 Origami cranes? This huge number represents all the people killed by the devastating Hiroshima atomic bomb in 1945 (that year alone).

The connection between folding paper cranes and the Atomic bom starts with the story of Sadako Sasaki from Hiroshima. Just two-years-old when the bomb dropped. She soon developed Leukemia.

Following the legend that folding 1,000 paper cranes grants someone a wish the little girl started folding her own in hospital. She sadly died aged 12 and soon became the symbol of the innocent victims of nuclear warfare. A statue of Sadako in Hiroshima memorial park is constantly surrounded by paper cranes to this day.

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

Contact the Centre to confirm a workshop is taking place on a particular Saturday.


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