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Sadako Sasaki by MarkRaats Sadako Sasaki by MarkRaats
My modest contribution to a collection of art being done as a tribute to Sadako Sasaki

Sadako was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The explsion blew her out of the window and as a result of the explosion and radiation, she was diagnosed with leukemia in 1955 and given a year to live.

Sadako's friend - Chizuko Hamamoto - came to the hospital to visit her, and cut a gold piece of paper into a square to fold it into a paper crane, in reference to the ancient Japanese story that promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. The story goes that Sadako fell short of her goal of folding 1,000 cranes, having folded only 644 before her death, and that her friends completed the 1,000 and buried them all with her.

Copic Markers, Prismacolor pencils and white paint on Acid free paper - 16.5 x 11.5 inches.
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moccadsgn Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
It seems you have put part of your (or Sadako's) soul on it because every time I see this pic it give me goosebumps!
Great piece for a powerful story… I hope it never happens again.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Thank you very much Mocca - your words are incredibly kind

Here's hoping we can find peace together… :)
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OmiRush89 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I remeber reading her biography when I was a kid and this story still follows me
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Thank you vey much Alexander
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ReiLoly Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the saddest story I've ever read
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Yes, it is a very sad story isn't it Rebecca!

Thanks for taking the time to comment!
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ReiLoly Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! This is awesome
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DimRasha Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
wow, so beautiful..
truly an emotional piece..
really congrats !
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Thank you very much!

It was great to be able to do something different and its good to hear you think it works!
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DimRasha Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
My pleasure :) it works perfectly, it's so emotional...
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