A girl shared a story online on her encounter with two Japanese elderly ladies while she was holidaying in Japan.
She was on the train when two elderly Japanese ladies tried to start a conversation with her.
As she did not know how to speak or understand Japanese, she could not reply the two elderly ladies and took out her passport to try to tell them that she did not understand them.
Here is the story
“I once went to Japan, while I was in the train to Arashiyama two elderly Japanese lady tried to converse with me but I couldn’t understand. Then for some reason I pulled out my passport and pointed at it and said “me Singapore” in an attempt to explain where I am from.
Seconds later both ladies reached out to their bags/purse and each pulled out a piece of origami and passed it to me. At that moment I never really understood the significance of the origami until I later found out that it was a symbol of peace.
I also found out that the Japanese people never wanted the war and this was their way of saying sorry to the people the Japanese people had killed or to the countries they have invaded.
Till today the two origami are placed right in front of my desk.”
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