The jazz fusion band Hiroshima wrote a song called "Thousand Cranes" inspired by Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, near her home by Misasa Bridge in Hiroshima, Japan. Sadako is remembered through the story of attempting to fold a thousand origami cranes before her death, a wish which was memorialized in popular culture.
Sadako was at home when the explosion occurred, about one mile from Ground… read more
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