Peace Day Commemoration / Sadako and the Thousand Cranes

2019 photo of Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, Brian Mitushiro Wong and koto students
photo of folded cranes along with picture of the book Sadako by Eleanor Coerr with illustrations by Ed Young
photo of Children's Peace Monument with statue of Sadako Sasaki at the top
photo Sadako Statue/Crane Bell by Matt Watts is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
photo of a green, yellow, pink, and white crane

Join us for a Virtual Peace Day Commemoration. Listen to beautiful koto music by Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, learn how to fold an origami crane, and hear a story in honor of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who lived through the bombing of Hiroshima, but died years later from the effects of the atomic bomb. She was made famous for folding 1,000 origami cranes in the hopes that her wish to survive would be granted. We will also have an Bon Odori Dance, performed to celebrate the spirits of one's ancestors. 

The edited recording of this program can be found here. 


Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library

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