The Hiroshima 70th Anniversary Wings and Prayers Project

Monday, July 27, 2015
Derek standing besides the paper cranes chain in Renison's Lusi Wong library
 
The Hiroshima 70th Anniversary Wings and Prayers Project is a collaborative effort between students and staff of the University of Waterloo and Renison University College, which has successfully completed the construction of a Japanese senbazuru (千羽鶴): a chain of 1,000 origami cranes.
 
These cranes, which today in Japan are recognized as a symbol for world peace, will be delivered to the Hiroshima Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima, Japan, for the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing, which devastated the city on August 6, 1945. The cranes carry with them the hopes and wishes of all its contributors, that such events might never be witnessed again.
 
The cranes will remain hanging in Renison's Lusi Wong Library until the afternoon of July 28, after which they will begin their journey from Canada to Japan, and westward toward their final destination in Hiroshima.
 
tudents and staff are encouraged to make their contributions to the project via written messages of peace for the people of Japan. Materials are available near the display.
 
Thanks to all of those that have made this project a possibility, and for all the thought, care, and well-wishes behind every fold, stitch, and written regard.
 
これはぼくらの叫びです これは私たちの祈りです 世界に平和をきずくための
"This is our cry. This is our prayer. For building peace in the world."
- Hiroshima Children's Peace Monument