Monday, February 10, 2014

Macro Monday - Origami Cranes

Sue and I visited our son Paul when he was stationed in southern Japan in 2003.  Just before we came home we visited the Memorial Park at Nagasaki, the site of the second atomic bomb dropped to end WWII.  It is an interesting place both somber and beautiful.  There are relics and reminders of the terrible events of August 9, 1945. including many statues donated by people of other countries. At several places within the park are bright splashes of color, which on closer inspection turn out to be long strings of colorful origami cranes folded from paper by school children from all over Japan. There is a legend that if someone folds one thousand paper cranes they will be granted a wish.  The wish here is for peace.

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Laura said... [Reply to comment]

what a beautiful way to honor the memory of all those lives lost.

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

Such a thoughtful "Macro Monday" - the colours are stunning.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful. What a great memorial.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This is beautiful. Very touching.