1,000 cranes at Mt. SAC

Students and staff at Mount San Antonio College are carefully folding tiny sheets of paper into beautiful origami cranes.
They hope to finish 1,000 of the graceful birds as tokens of peace to send to the Children’s Peace Museum in Hiroshima.
An old Japanese saying claims that anyone who folds 1,000 cranes will be granted a wish. The Mt. SAC students were praying for peace as part of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibit in the campus library.
While the 30 poster-sized photos visualized the hell visited on the two Japanese cities at the end of World War II, it took two survivors to capture the spirit of the atomic bomb attacks.
Tommy Morimoto and Kikuko Otake survived the first use of atomic weapons. The Los Angeles residents talked to the students yesterday about the horrors they experience that day.
Read about their experiences in an upcoming story in the Walnut Highlander.