I am dedicated to the goals of this group, to keep alive the memory of the horrors of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to work towards a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear power.
I am a long time social justice activist and get a lot of strength from my mother and the family who I never knew.
Being a ‘Sansei’ (third-generation Japanese American) and growing up in the United States, I did not have firsthand knowledge of the horrors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, however, one of my grandfathers came from Kure, a village on the outskirts of Hiroshima.
I grew up in New York City, knowing that if there was a nuclear war, we would be a top target. Some are trying to push nuclear energy as a solution to climate change. Peace Crane Project is a way to push for positive changes on these issues
Now that I am a grandmother I have more reasons to help create a peaceful and sustainable world for my grandchildren and beyond.
These trees are powerful symbols of man-made destruction and nature’s resilience. Perhaps they can express people’s desire for peace more effectively than we can ourselves.
These trees, which can live up to 3,000 years, carry in their DNA the memories of the horrors of war and speak powerfully of resilience and hope for the task of building a peaceful world.