Origami for Peace

Friday, August 6, 2021: From 10am to 5pm

On August 6, we commemorate the victims of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II in the Japanese Garden. That is why we are organizing Origami for Peace on this day.

During the day you will participate in origami workshops, enjoy Taiko (Japanese drum) performances and poetic storyteller Godfried Kippers will be present to tell the Japanese story “De Witte Kraanvogel” during a story walk through the Japanese Garden. All day long we celebrate together that we can live in peace with each other.

An old Japanese legend teaches us that after folding a thousand origami cranes you can make a wish to the gods. When the Japanese Sadako Sasaki had to go to hospital after the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima due to radiation sickness, she folded over a thousand cranes to fulfill her wish for healing and peace for all child victims. Since then, cranes, origami and the wish for peace have become closely linked in Japan.

While you walk through the garden there is also the possibility to enjoy Japanese delicacies at the stalls present.