Resources: A Blessing of Cranes

Learn Sadako's story, how to fold a paper crane, background on the Peace Memorial, and more.
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On Sadako. A story about children and world peace.

Sadako was a victim of Hiroshima, she died of leukemia at age She tried to fold 1000 paper cranes so that her wish to get well again would come true. Her hope and dedication inspires us today.

Written instructions for folding an Origami Crane (International Crane Foundation)

Written instructions for folding an Origami Crane (International Crane Foundation)

"How to Senbazuru"

Origami cranes at a Shinto shrine (source)

Abbie explains her inspiration behind "A Blessing of Cranes" after a rehearsal at Carthage College.

Abbie intros her piece for the Carthage Spring Choral Concert 2015

"A Blessing of Cranes" (Betinis) -- demo recording with Lumina

This is "A Blessing of Cranes" by Scott Banac on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Sadako and the Atomic Bomb

Sadako and the Atomic Bomb

Make a Peace Crane:  Photo Instructions

Make a Peace Crane: Photo Instructions

Images of "senbazuru" -- 1,000 paper cranes

Images of "senbazuru" -- paper cranes

Video: Folding the crane, timed to Abbie Betinis score "A Blessing of Cranes" (possible to play during live performance)

Video: Folding the crane, timed to Abbie Betinis score "A Blessing of Cranes" (possible to play during live performance)

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