These, were folded when I was in grade 5 (age 10)
That year our teacher read to our class the story of “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes”. In one particular moment of the story, Sadako’s mother visited Sadako at the hospital and gave her a piece of paper which her sister saved for her. Sadako took the paper and said “Mmmm, smells like candy. I hope God likes chocolate”. Everyone laughed including Sadako.
Around that time I went through an origami craze and saved bits of paper and candy wrappers to do origami out of them. Mmmm… kitkat and hershy’s cookies ‘n creme… (I don’t eat this stuff as much now :P)
There is a legend that says if you fold 1000 peace cranes, your wish will come true. Sadako Sasaki suffered from leukemia, and folded cranes while she was in the hospital in hope of becoming better.
Taken with an Olympus FE-220 on Apr. 13, 2008
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