|Bringing Peace Closer
Takeda High School x The Hiroshima Dragonflies
16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere
The Hiroshima Dragonflies are collaborating with Takeda High School on a variety of initiatives.
●Origami crane project
We are conducting a project involving origami cranes, a symbol of peace.
On social media, we conducted a project titled “#Origami Crane Relay” from July to August 2021. The purpose of the project was to learn more about what more people think about peace and to broaden their perspective on the issue. The project involved folding origami cranes with wishes for peace and posting them on social media to create connections in a relay format. The origami cranes collected from all over the country were then donated to the Peace Memorial Park and the Orizuru Tower on August 6.
Going forward, this project will be carried out at matches as well as on social media. When the team plays away games, we will set up booths at the stadiums of opposing teams to teach people about the atomic bombing and encourage them to think about peace. We will also have visitors fold origami cranes to deepen their understanding of the atomic bombing. They will be asked to write a message on the origami cranes to communicate peace to the world.
We are also preparing to work with the students of Takeda High School on the following projects.
We plan to create videos that connect The Hiroshima Dragonflies with various communities, such as companies, fans, and the local area. Through these videos, we will continue to build a chain of caring, aiming to increase the number of people who notice the small acts of kindness that abound in our lives and reach out to others.
We are planning to produce badges by inviting design proposals that incorporate elements of SDGs and the unique features of Hiroshima Prefecture. These badges, which will be handed out to those who participate in awareness-raising activities at The Hiroshima Dragonflies games and elsewhere, will showcase the SDGs activities and ideas of both parties and demonstrate our commitment to the SDGs.
Some people might consider physical activity and fitness to be the “Good Health and Well-being” called for by SDG 3. For those people, we will send a message of peace by promoting and maintaining health through sports.
Specifically, we are thinking of collaborating with other Hiroshima sports teams to produce peace exercises. Given the SDGs philosophy of “leaving no one behind,” these exercises can be enjoyed by people regardless of their physical abilities. We will also make videos of the exercises and share them with the world via social media.
Furthermore, in cooperation with various companies, we will donate money equivalent to three vaccines to developing countries for every view of a video.
Peace is not one single thing; it depends on the values of each individual. Our goal is to increase the number of people around the world who are aware of the small happiness and peace that surrounds them by highlighting the diversity of peace.
“Make your piece the world’s peace.” In Japanese, the word “piisu” can be read as either “peace” or “piece.”
The goal is to achieve peace in the world by connecting individual pieces like a puzzle, eventually increasing the number of countries that are at peace.
We believe that sports can bring together various kinds of peace and that sports have the power to connect people across borders. By connecting together small pieces of projects, we aim to achieve peace for everyone and peace for the world.
The Hiroshima Dragonflies
2-15-17 Kusatsushinmachi Nishi-Ku, Hiroshima