While in Hiroshima and Nagasaki the majority of my companions while visiting the sites were young school groups. Below is a group of kids that just dropped off their own paper cranes that they made at the children’s peace memorial.
Some of the paper cranes folded by Sadako. (I hope you read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes when you were in elementary school, and if you didn’t please go to the library right now and check it out.)
And finally scenes of the Nakka Incineration plant, which is a garbage recycling plant, but one of the coolest buildings made for this activity. It was extremely clean and basically the exact opposite of what is happening in Zabaleen (garbage city in Cairo.) This is also proof of the city’s move onward after the bombings to be a modern and progressive space of innovation– the incinerator is highly efficient and eco-friendly.