This series of sculptures illustrates the ancient craft of origami and folding a peace crane. Words of peace are engraved at the central base in 23 languages. The surrounding walking path includes peace stones, taken from ground zero in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, with plaques illustrating for visitors how to create their own peace crane.
The sculpture represents the Japanese tradition that people who fold a thousand paper cranes will be granted a wish. The sculpture also honors Sadako Saski, a young girl who developed cancer as a result of radiation released by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. She folded over one thousand peace cranes before she died at age 12.
The sculptor is Caprice Glaser. It was installed in 2005 in Lyndale Park.