Lights and Paper Cranes

LED lights and paper cranes at the Atomic Bomb Dome

By Ciara Long    - 1 min read

On the 1st of August 2012 at 8.00p.m. the river beside the Atomic Bomb Dome lit up with thousands of bright blue LED lights in preparation for the Peace Memorial Ceremony on the 6th. The walls alongside the river were dotted with similar LED lit paper cranes. The cranes and lights coupled with music played over speakers created a magical and ethereal scene reminiscent of stars in the sky. The organizers of the ceremony hope to make this an annual event.

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Ciara Long

Ciara Long @ciara.long

Originally from Ireland I came to Hiroshima for a year to teach English in elementary schools throughout the city. I blog about Hiroshima and my various escapades at When I'm not teaching, blogging or adventuring I can be found in an arcade posing in a purikura booth or playing the drum game, at home watching anime or hunched over my Japanese books trying to soak up the language.