Sadako Sasaki Statue in Seattle is Serendipitous

After posting about Sadako Sasaki and the GR Origami Crane Pin just a few days ago (link), the irony is that there's a Peace Park in Seattle with a Sadako Sasaki statue. The park is in the University District and as artist Ken Taya mentioned, this is a forgotten place and he once lived in a dormitory across the street. He wasn't sure if her statue still stood. 

The park is dark and on that key corner, the weeds are getting tall. Upon approaching, the statue was hard to see. From afar, it looks like Sadako Sasaki is covered in overgrowth, but she's actually draped in 1000s of origami cranes. It's comforting to know that she's still loved. 

I'm not sure how Peace-like this park truly is. Unfortunately, the statue has been vandalized at least twice with limbs being broken off, yet on this fine evening, Sadako Sasaki continues on her journey of being all about peace. You should visit Sadako if you're in Seattle. Hopefully, she'll be covered in tsuru and you should add some too. 

We removed the hat just so you can see the statue clearly. At night, it can be said that she looks creepy since her eyes are hollow. 

It look a while to find the plaque that talks about the statue. It's on the side facing the corner. She's sculpted by Daryl Smith and was dedicated in 1990.

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