Peace on Earth

Inspired by the wartime story of Sadako Sasaki, Attingham park decorated their Picture Gallery tree this year with origami cranes to symbolise peace and hope.

In Japanese folklore, cranes have a special significance and are said to live for 1,000 years. A legend promises that anybody who fold 1,000 paper cranes will be granted a wish.

Sadako Sasaki was a young girl in Japan who was exposed to radiation after an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. She developed Leukaemia and when is hospital began folding paper cranes, trying to reach 1,000 so that her wish could e granted. She wished for peace and a world without nuclear weapons.

Every year at the Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima, schoolchildren leave their own origami cranes in memory of Sadako and the thousands of children who were victims of the atomic bomb.*

Peace on Earth

*from an information board next to the tree

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 22nd 2017

6 Responses to “Peace on Earth”

  1. shabana says:

    Ah…name of your post is so compelling dear Cherie!

    i wish this earth people who can live with peace on this earth and understand the true purpose of their being .

    this tree is stunning and story behind is=t is melted my heart .bombing on hiroshima and nagasaki is worst stain on the face of humanity

    • CherryPie says:

      The tree was stunning and moving. The bombings were a stain on the face of humanity and humans as a race have not learned from their mistake.

  2. Sadako Sasaki from Hiroshima?
    I have been to the actual Peace Garden there!

  3. I kept meaning to visit Attingham Park this Christmas but haven’t made it there this year. What a fantastic tree :)

    Merry Christmas!