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February 4, 2013 at 9:17 PM

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Sadako sculpture returns


ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Daryl Smith, who originally sculpted Sadako in 1990 and repaired the vandalized bronze piece, checks to be sure it properly faces east toward the rising sun as the repaired sculpture is installed Monday. Seattle Parks and Recreation returned the sculpture to Peace Park at the north near the northwest end of the University Bridge. Sadako Sasaki survived the 1945 Hiroshima bombing in Japan only to die of radiation sickness at age 12.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Sculptor Daryl Smith, turning on a light in his studio, inadvertently reflects the posture of his Sadako bronze sculpture he repaired for Seattle Parks & Recreation. The sculpture was vandalized in September 2012. He originally cast the piece in 1990.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The repaired sculpture of Sadako is steadied in its proper disposition in Peace Park near the northwest end of the University Bridge as Seattle Parks & Recreation workers fill around the base of the bronze piece.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The repaired sculpture of Sadako is back in her familiar place in Peace Park Monday as a jogger passes by on NE 40th Street.

For more photos, of Sadako at Peace Park visit the gallery.

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