1000 Cranes - Making wishes come true

Thousand origami cranes (Senbazuru) is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes (tsuru) held together by strings. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true. This makes them popular gifts for special friends and family.


How to make an Origami Crane. An easy to follow video for beginners.

Here's another version.

Here's your opportunity to give to the Children of Tohoku.

We are helping make their dreams come true. And to symbolize that, we are making a gift of traditional "Thousand Cranes" origami paper cranes to give to the children. We need your help. If you know how to fold cranes, or would like to learn, contact Nobuko Nakajima nakajima104@yahoo.com - or Janet Grant jhcgrant@comcast.net 1000 Cranes Committee Co-Chairs.


More pictures of Origami Cranes

Beautiful cranes by volunteer Anne Marie.

A flock of cranes by Patty O.

Cyndi K and her crew, making cranes.

Colorful cranes by Reiko Emmi

Cranes by Leon Kimura

Beautiful cranes by volunteer Ming Shao.

Show us your cranes!
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Leon Kimura, one of the sponsors, hard at work making cranes.
"Folding cranes becomes kind of therapeutic after a while..." Leon Kimura

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