Meet the Characters & Kenji - a friend that Sadako meets in the hospital Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Sadako Sasaki was a Japanese girl who was 2 years old when an American atomic bomb was Although she had plenty of free time during her days in the hospital, Sasaki lacked paper. She would use medicine wrappings and whatever else. Order Now. Who did Sadako meet in the hospital? Kenji. Why was Kenji in the hospital? Because he got the poison from leukemia in his mother's stomach.
He has come from a much more difficult background and does not have the same support system Sadako does, and his will to persevere, it is implied, is compromised by his lack of friends and family. Kenji insists that it is too late, though, and even the gods cannot help him now.
Nurse Yasunaga comes out and scolds Kenji for thinking so fatalistically, but Kenji tells her that he can read his blood count on his charts, and knows he is getting worse every day. Nurse Yasunaga wheels Kenji back inside.
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Sadako has seen how the cranes have helped not just her but everyone around her to come together, and hopes that the cranes will have this effect on Kenji, too. However, the somber Kenji is unable to see past the suffering inflicted by his illness in order to see the point of fighting for his future. Active Themes Back in her room, Sadako tries to imagine what it would be like to be sick and have no family.
She thinks of how brave Kenji is, and makes a big crane for him out of her prettiest paper. She brings it across the hall to him, and then begins folding more birds for her own flock, reaching four hundred cranes—a big milestone.
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Sadako cries, but Nurse Yasunaga comforts Sadako by assuring her that Kenji has shed his tired body and now his spirit is free. Nurse Yasunaga urges Sadako to build one more paper crane before bed, and promises her that once she makes it to one thousand cranes she will live to be an old woman.
Up until this point, she has seen her illness as something she must overcome. Even though she was in constant pain, she could not understand why Kenji could not see things in the optimistic way that she herself saw them.
And she begins to think differently about death. By the early s, it was clear that the leukemia was caused by radiation exposure.
By the time she was admitted, her white blood cell count was six times higher compared to the levels of an average child. In Augustshe was moved into a room with a girl named Kiyo, a junior high school student who was two years older than her.
It was shortly after getting this roommate that cranes were brought to her room from a local high school club. Sasaki's father, Shigeo, told her the legend of the cranes and she set herself a goal of folding 1, of them, which was believed to grant the folder a wish. Although she had plenty of free time during her days in the hospital, Sasaki lacked paper.AN ACT ON SADAKO SASAKI JAPANESE GIRL PART -1
She would use medicine wrappings and whatever else she could scrounge; this included going to other patients' rooms to ask to use the paper from their get-well presents. Her best friend, Chizuko Hamamoto, would bring paper from school for Sasaki to use.
A popular version of the story is that Sasaki fell short of her goal of folding 1, cranes, having folded only before her death, and that her friends completed the 1, and buried them all with her. This comes from the novelized version of her life Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. However, an exhibit which appeared in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum stated that by the end of AugustSasaki had achieved her goal and continued to fold more cranes.
Around mid-October, her left leg became swollen and turned purple. After her family urged her to eat something, Sasaki requested tea on rice and remarked "It's tasty".
She then thanked her family. Those were her last words. With her family and friends around her, Sasaki died on the morning of October 25,at the age of It was later revealed that the ABCC had also conducted tests on Sasaki while she was alive for the same reasons.