Members of “The Thousand Crane Club" at Hiroshima International School hang paper cranes from around the world at Peace Memorial Park at Hiroshima. Since 1985, the club has received cranes from schools in 37 cities in 14 countries, mostly in Europe and the US. Paper cranes became a symbol of peace after bomb victim Sadako Sasaki folded a thousand paper cranes before she died. The club consists of about 40 Grade 7 to Grade 12 students with diverse nationalities, including Japan, Korea and Ukraine, who share photos and videos of their activities with the senders. "The fact that the students of our school come from all over the world is unique,” says Shiori Hirata, a Grade 11 student who’s been in the club for five years.

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