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Fold an origami peace crane for Remembrance Day

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Every year thousands of people around the world fold paper cranes as an expression of hope for a world of peace.

Here, you can download and follow the instructions to fold a peace crane of your own for Remembrance Day. All you need is a single sheet of paper.

The folding of peace cranes references the story of young Sadako Sasaki, who was a victim of the long-term effects of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, when she was just two years old. Sadako was one of the most widely known hibakusha (Japanese for 'bomb-affected person'), said to have folded 1000 origami peace cranes before she died at age 12.

Shrine Remembrance Day Activity
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