Focus on Design

Fuorisalone 2015, the orizuru of Hiroshima and recycling

Friday, 24th April 2015

70 years after the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the installation "Sen Mille Thousand” by Japanese photographer Yuki Seli as part of the Fuorisalone at the Fabbrica del Vapore is sends out an even more meaningful message of peace and commemoration of the past. Orizuru is Japanese for folded cranes, one of the most classic of origami. The close ties between orizuru and Hiroshima, the first city to be devastated by the atomic bomb dropped on 6 August 1945 began with the story of a little girl named Sadako, who survived the attack at the age of 2 but who was then diagnosed with leukemia as a pre-teen, succumbing to it when she was 12 years old. While she was in hospital she began to ...

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