Sadako & 1,000 Cranes Storytelling & Origami Crane Making

August 16, 2009
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Children and families are invited to learn about Sadako, a legendary girl whose 1,000 paper cranes have become a symbol of the call for peace, through storytelling. Sadako’s story of hope in the face of illness from the atomic bomb has inspirited generations of children. Participants will make a chain of paper cranes (orizuru) to take home.

Children can attend both sessions in Japanese and English. All children are invited to participate in the 2 pm origami session. Recommended ages: Pre-K–elementary school children, their accompanying adults, K–6 educators and librarians.

1:00 – 2:00 pm: Storytelling in Japanese by Fumiko & Friends, NY Children Cultural Association
2:00 – 2:30 pm: Origami session: Learn how to make a chain of paper cranes and take it home.
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Storytelling in English by Teri Gindi, Professional Performing Arts School

Held at Kinokuniya Bookstore
1073 Ave of the Americas, NYC 10018 (between 40th & 41st Street).

Admission is free.
For more information, call Japan Society Education Programs at (212) 715-1203 or (212) 715-1254.
Kinokuniya Bookstore’s general phone number: (212) 869-1700.

  • Sunday, August 16, 2009
  • 1:00 pm