Peace Crane Project with Origami Workshop and Art Exhibition

We have been asked to support of the Paper Crane Project of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). They plan to trave to Hiroshima as part of their 2020 Asia Tour in March. 
 
"The NSO will be the first American orchestra to perform in Hiroshima in over 50 years. This concert will occur nearly 75 years following the end of World War II. Hiroshima is the city known by many as the first city to be targeted by a nuclear weapon, when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city on August 6, 1945. Most of the city was destroyed, and by the end of 1945 approximately 150,000 people had died as a result of the blast and its effects. Today the City of Hiroshima and its Peace Memorial are an enduring monument to peace and global anti-nuclear disarmament. The NSO will be the first American orchestra to perform in Hiroshima in over 50 years. Music Director Gianandrea, NSO musicians, staff, Board members, and patrons will visit the Peace Memorial Museum and Park."
 
The practice of presenting origami cranes at Hiroshima was popularized through the tragic story of Sadako Sasaki (1/7/1943-10/25/1955), a Japanese girl who was 24 months old when she was exposed to radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In 2011 JASGA invited Ms. Hirano from Hiroshima to educate JASGA's community and some schools in Central Texas area about Sadako Sasaki's real story. We have also supported to an Asian-Americans npo organization (Asian Family Support) in their fundrasing event, 1000 Cranes of Peace Origami Fest in 2015.
 
Come join us in the Origami workshop and fold a couple of origami cranes to be sent to the NSO in Washington DC.  We will send them a list of individual names who have provided cranes. We have a partnersihp with a couple of high schools and anime clubs in Austin and Killeen and Kinokunniya Austin to support the NSO project. 
 
Along with making the paper cranes, we will enjoy other origami folding and an Exhibition of Origami Arts by a professional origami artist who lives in Japan. 
 
This event will be free and open to the public.  Your donation will be appreciated!
February 15th, 2020 3:00 PM
6929 Airport Blvd #121,
Kinokuniya Austin
Austin, TX 78752
United States