Honoka'a community pays respect to Hiroshima, JapanUPDATED 10:43 PM HST Aug 05, 2013Video Transcript
since the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima, Japan. And a community on the Big Island is paying it's respect in a big way. KITV4's Brenton Awa has the details. 199-thousand... That's the number of origami cranes being handmade at the Honoka'a Hongwanji. 199-thousand is also the number of people killed by the destruction caused by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. DANIEL MIRANDA 1:49 "WE'RE DOING 1,000 CRANES FOR SADAKO WHO DIED FROM THE BOMB." This was just the start of the Peace Committee's year long project. That plans to send all of the paper cranes to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan by next August in memory of those who died that day including Sadako Sasaki. The little girl who survived the bombing once tried to make one-thousand paper cranes to represent world peace. She died of leukemia before the project was complete-- but her dream has since lived on. COURTNEY SHINDE - BUDDHIST TEAM INSTRUCTOR 1:20 - 1:30 "THEY CAN EMPATHISE WITH THE CHARACTER SADAKO BECAUSE SHE'S AROUND THE SAME AGE THAT THEY ARE AND IT TEACHES THEM A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE WAR." HIROKO INAMI - WWII SURVIVOR :42 - :59 "TO BE PEACEFUL, WORLD PEACE, NOT TO USE THE NUCLEAR WEAPON. DON'T DROP THE BOMB SO CHILDREN LEARN SO MANY THINGS ABOUT THE NUCLEAR ENERGY, NUCLEAR WEAPON, THAT'S A VERY IMPORTANT THING." Bawa KITV4 On Oahu-- a Peace Bell Ceremony will take place tomorrow for the 68th Anniversary of the bombing. This will be at the Izumo Tai- shakyo Mission - on Kukui Street starting at 11-in-the-morning.