1.000 Bake kurrilo = 1.000 Grullas por la paz
The crane is a symbol of peace for Japanese people. Just like the dove is in the West. Why 1,000? Sadako Sasaki, a girl who survived the Hiroshima bombing, started making cranes for all the children who were suffering the war, while she was healing from her wounds at the hospital. Sadako was 12 when she died, when she had only made 644 cranes. Her schoolmates made the rest of the cranes until they got to one thousand. According to a story, if you make one thousand paper cranes, a wish comes true. This initiative is carried out in many places of the world every year on August 6th, due to the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. The Mile of Peace joined the ‘A Thousand Cranes of Peace’ worldwide collective proposal. The goal of this project was to make one thousand cranes a year at least, and to place them in a public space. It was a group activity that tried to make 1,000 cranes using the origami technique. The cranes were hung in the exhibition, in Agora square.