SEMBAZURU: A Thousand Cranes

“SEMBAZURU” is an obon dance for children dedicated to children who suffer from violence all across the world. Nobuko was inspired by the Story Of Sadako Sasaki, a 12 years old girl who died from leukemia after being exposed to the radiation from the Hiroshima bombing. Sadako decided to fold 1,000 cranes in the hope that she would get well again, but died before she could accomplish her mission. She folded a total of 644 paper cranes.