These, were folded when I was in grade 5 (age 10)
That year our teacher read “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” to our class. One particular moment in the story, Sadako’s mother visits Sadako at the hospital and gives her a piece of paper which her sister saved for her. Sadako takes the paper and says “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)
For those who don’t know the story of the thousand paper cranes, 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 how of getting better.
Taken with an Olympus FE-220 on Apr. 13, 2008
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