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Origami Cranes Placed at Hiroshima Memorial

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Origami Cranes Placed at Hiroshima Memorial

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 Millions of paper cranes, the Japanese symbol of longevity and happiness, are laid about the Children's Peace Memorial throughout the year; this tradition was inspired by a 12-year-old girl who contractedleukemia and died as a result of the bombing.

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