One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue Characters

Ishii Takayuki
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Sadako Sasaki

Sadako Sasaki was just two-years old when her hometown, Hiroshima, Japan, was struck with the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. Her mother, Fujiko gathered up Sadako and her brother and fled the city. Their house had been destroyed, there was no safe haven anywhere and the dead and dying were everywhere.

After a few days, Fujiko and her husband Shigeo decided to return to their home site. The house had been flattened but the couple felt fortunate that their children seemed to be happy and healthy. However, ten years later, Sadako became ill. At first, she experienced a sense of overall discomfort. Then her mother noticed that her glands were swollen under both ears. Her father took her to the doctor who spotted the unmistakable signs of atomic bomb disease. Once there is exposure to radiation, even a very small amount, it will eventually manifest into disease and...

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