Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
Yoga In The Garden - Flow Class

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Admission Rates
Adult: $11
Students & Seniors: $7
10 and under: no charge
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Day
​Toro Nagashi
Sensu (Folding Fan) Decorating
Yukata Dressing
Teru Teru Bozu
Kimono Display
Calligraphy (Shuji)
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Chopstick Lessons
Iaido (Japanese Sword Demonstration)
Taiko Drums (Wadaiko)
Bon Odori Dance

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Day  

After the end of WWII, the paper crane became an internationally recognized symbol of peace through the tragic yet inspiring events of Sadako Sasaki. Sadako was 2-years old at the time of the bombing of Hiroshima, like many others, it wasn’t until years later that Sadako was diagnosed with leukemia, a cancer (in this case) caused by radiation exposure. After her diagnosis, she was determined to fold 1000 paper cranes in hopes of recovery, and for a world of eternal peace. Sadako passed away October 25, 1955 during her fight with leukemia; not quite a year after being diagnosed.

One account states she was only be able to make 644 before she died. Her classmates folded the remaining 356 in honor of her. She was buried surrounded by 1000 paper cranes. 

Sadako’s friends started to collect money to build a statue in her memory. In 1958, the statue of Sadako Sasaki holding a golden crane was erected in Hiroshima’s Peace Park. 

On August 6th, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Day, people from all over the world fold one thousand paper cranes and ship them overseas to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, where they are displayed for the world to see.

Join us on August 6th and help us fold one thousand paper cranes, which will be sent to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. 

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(Next to Henderson Lake) in Lethbridge, Alberta - Canada

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