Sunday, April 20, 2008

origami for peace

Children's Peace Monument

origami booths

origami cranes (2)
Origami displays at the Children's Peace Monument in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.


  1. wow! colorfut catch! mine's up too hope you can drop by...

  2. great shots! hope you'll visit mine too...

  3. this are nice, colorful origami..

    mine is up too. hope you can check it out:

  4. What a nice display of colors, just what children love....

    Nice photos you brought back

  5. I love Origami and well this seems to be the Mother Load of origami in the whole world. I love it. I always wanted to make a dragon, but folding paper is not for my fingers.

  6. Wow! Those are absolutely beautiful! What a lovely memorial to peace. I love the colors!!

  7. Thank you for very much for your kindness and nice words.

    Great colours on these photos.

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  8. I was looking at these pictures closely and felt sad looking at those cubicle with those colorful origamies, almost closterphobic. It is as if the children are buried there....sorry it is the feeling I feel when looking at the whole photo of the children's peace monument. Did it feel this way to you?

  9. Oh! I've always wanted to make such long chains!! Maybe this summer...they are just beautiful.

  10. I've always found it amazing what you can do with a piece of colorful paper. Lovely photos!

  11. daydream- I love origami too though I'm not very good at it.

    Nymeth- It was! :)

    Nancy- They are very colourful and amazing that 60+ years later the origami keeps pouring in from schools and various places.

    quintarantino- You're welcome. I hope you had a great day!
    No I didn't get your mail. I was wondering what happened to United Photos and why it disappeared so suddenly. I'd be happy to join the new one, I'm mail you.

    Madeleine- The origami chains are usually made by students and then sent or given to the Museum by the schools for placing at the monument. It would be nice if they were out in the open and I did think the origami were a bit squished in the cubicles. But I guess it can't be helped since they protect them from the weather. It didn't feel sad though, with all those colours it seemed quite a cheerful place.

    Bellezza- Oh you should! You could fold a 1000 cranes and then make your wish! Have you read the story of Sadako, the inspiration for the Children's Peace Monument?

    Literary Feline- Me too! Some of the origami is truly amazing!

  12. Hi stranger! I don't keep in touch as well as I should, but I stop by your blog whenever I have a chance to keep up on what you're reading and moreso, to look at your gorgeous photos. Hope you're doing well.

    The third photo is beautiful, such a riot of colour and vibrancy. You've inspired me to go and get some paper and do some origami to decorate the kids' rooms. :)

  13. Cathleen- So nice to have you stop by! We're busy but ok. Hope you all are doing well too. The little ones must be getting pretty big by now. :)
    I wish I was better at doing origami although I suppose it would help if I actually practised!

  14. Beautiful pictures. My daughter's school had a paper cranes last week as well. The kids made them. It's become a global thing when it's reached us here in Nova Scotia!

  15. Chris- Thanks. Wow, it really has gone global if kids are making cranes in schools in Nova Scotia! :)


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