The Children's Peace Monument is a statue dedicated to the memory of the children who died as a result of the bombing.
The statue is of a girl with outstretched arms with a folded paper crane rising above her.
The statue is based on the true story of Sadako Sasaki , a young girl who died from radiation from the bomb. She believed that if she folded 1,000 paper cranes she would be cured.
To this day, people (mostly children) from around the world fold cranes and send them to Hiroshima where they are placed near the statue. The statue has a continuously replenished collection of folded cranes nearby
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Photo taken in 1 Nakajimacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
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