Peace Event for Kids at Berkeley Library

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Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto (Rafu Shimpo photo)

BERKELEY — To mark the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a Peace Day event for children will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Central Children’s Library, 2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley.

Children ages 8 and up are invited to fold 1,000 paper cranes to send to Japan, listen to the story of Sadako Sasaki and the thousand origami cranes, and hear koto music by Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and her son, Brian Mitsuhiro Wong.

Sadako survived the Hiroshima bombing as a 2-year-old but died 10 years later from leukemia as a result of radiation exposure. She folded cranes in the hope of prolonging her life, and she and the cranes have become symbols of world peace. A statue of Sadako stands in Hiroshima’s Peace Park.

For more information, email [email protected] or call (510) 981-6223.

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