JAPAN PHOTOS

By Philbert Ono

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Another crowd favorite was these streamers made of tiny origami paper cranes.
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This was the 34th Tanabata Decoration of Peace. Aug. 6, the first day of the Sendai Tanabata Matsuri, also happens to be the anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing.
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It says "No More Hiroshima."
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Tiny origami paper cranes. Guess how many paper cranes there are? Over 1 million.
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Peace message.
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Organizations who made the 1 million+ paper cranes. About 25,000 people from all over Japan from age 5 to 103 made over 1 million paper cranes. That's an average of 40 cranes per person.
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Bottom of the paper cranes.
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People were amazed at these cranes. This is one type of streamer you won't see at other Tanabata Festivals in Japan.
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Origami paper cranes is actually one type of Tanabata decorations. Many decorations had paper cranes as you can see here.
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Origami paper cranes.
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Regular-size paper cranes.
 
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