A small paper crane folded by a 12-year-old girl who died of leukemia after the U.S. dropped an atom bomb on her hometown of Hiroshima will go on display in Pearl Harbor, where the 1941 Japanese attack launched the two nations into war.
Sadako Sasaki’s family donated the origami crane to promote peace and overcome the tragedies of the past.
“We have both been wounded and have suffered painfully. We don’t want the children of the future to go through the same experience,” said Yuji Sasaki, the girl’s nephew, by telephone from Hiroshima.
Starting Saturday, the crane will be part of an exhibit at the visitors’ center at Pearl Harbor near the USS Arizona battleship that sank during the Dec 7 bombing.