Hard to believe the city was destroyed just 65 years ago. We spent a few hours at the Peace Museum and grounds. Some of the stories, photos and artifacts were disturbing, particularly those of children who suffered and died soon after.
One girl, who was diagnosed with leukemia, made hundreds of paper cranes as she hoped for a cure. She died, but the tradition of origami cranes continued. There were thousands of origami cranes on memorials and statues in the area.