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Sadako Sasaki has become a symbol of peace prayer and education both domestically and interculturally.

Got radiated by A-bomb Hiroshima at the age of 2, an active girl Sadako Sasaki turned to suffering from leukemia and was hospitalized. "Fold 1,000 paper cranes, and your wish comes true," recommended by a friend and Sadako challenged using right-squared medicine paper. She finished first 1,000 paper cranes but died after folding 644 cranes at her second trial. Her classmates finished folding 1,000 paper cranes, raised fund and constructed The Statue of Children of A-bomb. She wrote, "I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world." Now children all over the world make a prayer for peace, fold 1,000 paper cranes, and send them to Hiroshima. Sadako's word did come true.
(Picture at Sadako Peace Garden, Santa Brabara, CA. Nuclear Age Peace Foundation holds Sadako Peace Day in August every year.)
2歳で広島の原爆の放射能を浴びた佐々木禎子さんは、白血病を病み入院する。「千羽鶴を折りなさいよ、そしたら願いが叶うよ。」との友人の薦めにサダコは薬包紙で挑戦する。最初の千羽を達成し、2回目の挑戦の途中で、644羽折りながら亡くなった。クラスメートが千羽まで折り、募金を集め、原爆の子の像を建設する。「私はお前の翼に平和を書く、そしたらお前は世界中を飛び回る。」サダコの文がここに彫られている。今や、世界中の子供達が平和を祈り、千羽鶴を折り広島へと送る。サダコの願いは叶った。
(写真は、カリフォルニア サンタバーバラの サダコ平和庭園. Nuclear Age Peace Foundation は、サダコ ピース デイ を毎年8月に行う。)

Sadako Sasaki has become symbol of peace prayer and education both domestically and interculturally.

Sadako Sasaki has become symbol of peace prayer and education both domestically and interculturally.

Sadako Sasaki has become symbol of peace prayer and education both domestically and interculturally.

Sadako Sasaki has become symbol of peace prayer and education both domestically and interculturally.

Sadako Sasaki has become symbol of peace prayer and education both domestically and interculturally.

Santa Barbara where Nuclear Age Peace Foundation sits at the center is a legal city, very much. You notice that they've got rid of garbage cans from every street and pay tax to save them. Near the Foundation, people walk under the arch of traditional Court House. The City promotes global citizenship education by their college whose many students I saw at the Foundation ceremony of 'Women for Peace' in November 2009. When I arrived at the moderate house of the Foundation, Steven Crandell was still working for the event next day.

"Thank you very much until late!"
Steven immediately replied, "So, you are Tamaki?"

His hands are like that of construction workers'. The next day, David Krieger liked that I visited the Sadako Peace Garden, and spoke in a gentle but resolute voice for peace at the ceremony. Also a handsome Rick Wayman was active as the Webmaster. I donated CDs of Violin Concerto by Yehudi Menuhin and W. Furtwängler for the guest women speakers.

With golden memory of Santa Barbara, I create the Sadako Peace Garden photo page.  

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