Sadako's first death anniversary
Leafletting Hiroshima Society of School Children The Funding Campaign Develops Sadako's first death anniversary The Children's Peace Monument Return

October 21, 1956 / Shinkoji Temple
Courtesy of Chugoku Shimbum

About a year after Sadako’s death, the fundraising was going well.
In October it was decided to erect the statue in Peace Memorial Park.
Now it was definite -the statue would be built.
Once there was nothing left to do but wait for completion, the Hiroshima Society of School Children for Building World Peace began to consider what their next activity might be.
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"Hiroshima Society of School Children for Building World Peace" office

Appointment of monument creator

First news release by Society for Building World Peace

Planned site for erection of monument

Article calling for people to send folded paper cranes to Sadako

Newspaper article telling of collected paper cranes offered for repose of Sadako's soul

Plaster model of monument

Visiting Professor Kikuchi's studio

Final plan for monument

View of construction in Hiroshima