Children's Peace Monument, Naka

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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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  • One of the essential locations to see before arriving at the memorial. Were lucky enough to have a child choir in front. It's a good time.
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  • The image of the child of the atomic bomb studied at the time of morality of the elementary school. Sadako Sasaki, who became a model, is on display at the memorial hall along with photographs, so it's a good idea to first learn how this statue was built with her.
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