Annual Peace Crane Guerrilla Art Project – Help!
We are beginning the folding and decorating of hundreds of origami peace cranes to commemorate the victims of the atomic bombing of Japan. Between August 6th (Hiroshima) and August 9 (Nagasaki), we will hang the cranes around the city with your help. In the meantime, we invite you to meet with us at the Green House on the dates below to help prepare the cranes. All ages are welcome.
While gathering to create beautiful cranes is a creative and fun activity, we also invite people to reflect on the loss of life suffered by the people of Japan during that terrible time, as well as all who have died – and are still dying – in the many wars since. Each crane will have a tiny scroll attached: ”This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace in the World” – the words inscribed on Sadako’s statue in Hiroshima’s Peace Park.
Regardless of one’s politics, what one thinks about the necessity/evil of war or nuclear energy, most of us agree that the use of nuclear weapons is a loser’s game in every way, and that no child should die as “collateral damage” of any war. We’re hoping the beauty of the colorful cranes will inspire at least a few passersby to pause and imagine a more peaceful world for this generation of children.
- Thursday, July 18, 7:30 – 9
- Saturday, July 27, 1-3
- Saturday, August 3, 1-3