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Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima

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When in Hiroshima, pay a visit to Children's Peace Monument, a touching memorial dedicated to Sadako Sasaki and the thousands of other children who died as a result of the atomic bomb. Acquaint yourself with the moving story of Sadako, a little girl who developed leukemia from being exposed to radiation in the fallout of the 1945 bombing. Sadako believed that a person who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, and so she kept making them in an effort to wish for world peace, until her death in 1955 at the age of 12. Pay your respects by donating a crane, a symbol of peace, in remembrance of Sadako and other child victims of the war. Put Children's Peace Monument on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hiroshima trip planning tool.
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  • Japan knows that history has to be passed on to children, to prevent atrocities from the wars in the future. 
    Japan knows that history has to be passed on to children, to prevent atrocities from the wars in the future.  more »
  • Childres Peace Monument is dedicated to the children who died from the bomb, symbolized by Sadaki Sasaki. I highly reccomend to read Sadakis story - it is heartbreaking and nice at the same time. 
    Childres Peace Monument is dedicated to the children who died from the bomb, symbolized by Sadaki Sasaki. I highly reccomend to read Sadakis story - it is heartbreaking and nice at the same time.  more »
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  • The most beautiful site in memory of the children lost to the Bomb. Children can ring the bell with striker designed like an origami crane after the little girl who was making one thousand paper cranes but was killed before she could complete her task on August 6 .
  • This is a memorial place for children that died during the bomb attack back in 1945. Seeing a memorial place with my own eyes was a whole new experience, deeply grieving for those who died.

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