Sadako's Last Crane

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© *Tim Needles
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I photographed Sadako Sasaki's final paper crane when I met her brother in Hiroshima last summer. She's well known in Japan thanks to the book "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes" which documents her battle with leukemia at the age of 12 from the radiation in Hiroshima and creating a thousand paper cranes in order to make a wish. It seems particularly relevant and meaningful in light of this disaster. I am now trying to create a thousand paper cranes along with my students and photograph them to send a hopeful wish back to Japan.

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  • Lizzie King

    Lizzie King said (17 Mar 2011):

    I LOVED that book when I was little, it was so sad and heart wrenching. Its what I get when I see this photograph, so simple yet moving. What an honor you had meeting her brother and capturing the paper crane. Wonderful photo, thank you for sharing!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes   gave props (17 Mar 2011):

    A beautiful tribute...I too am creating a thousand cranes

  • christa masters

    christa masters said (18 Mar 2011):

    this is awesome, i love it!

  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   gave props (19 Mar 2011):

    I can't find the words ... impressive tribute

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (21 Mar 2011):

    Great tribute!! Excellent!!

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker   gave props (23 Mar 2011):

    A great book. And a great inspiration to those now suffering.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (23 Mar 2011):

    moving wonderful tribute...

  • Adam Madison

    Adam Madison (Deleted) gave props (29 Mar 2011):

    Good idea.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (13 Jul 2011):

    Both beautiful and moving!!!!!!!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (28 Dec 2011):

    Subtle message,

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