I found the beautiful photograph below and a post about the crane project for Japan on a blog that I often visit, Constantly Evolving.
Photo courtesy Nowordz Photography
She says, ”The crane is a mystical, holy creature in Japan - it represents luck, good fortune, and long-life. The act of folding cranes, specifically, 1000 cranes, is said to make the folder's wish come true.
Strings of one thousand paper cranes are often sent to places where tragedy has struck as a symbol of hope & healing. Sometimes groups will fold 1000 cranes for an ailing friend in hopes of speeding her recovery.
Whether you believe in the power of the crane, or simply in the gentle act of beauty and kindness, there is something uplifting about this tradition”.
1000 Cranes for Japan – Flickr Group
And The Miya Company is donating $5 for every image of a paper crane it receives up to $5000 to Save the Children Japan. Visit this link to find out more:
Miya Company - Save the Children Japan
These are just a few of the beautiful images on Flickr that are pouring in from all parts of the world. Many of damiec’s Japanese contacts have told her how moved they are by the beautiful images in the pool and the knowledge that so many people in this world are holding the people of Japan in their hearts.
This was my offering. I didn’t have any of the beautiful origami paper on hand, so I used some wrapping paper, and followed the easy instructions below.
Origami Crane Instructions
And this just in from Damiec’s Flickr photostream:
The organization Students Rebuilding is collecting 100,000 actual cranes. If you get a group together and fold more than 50 they will even send you pre--paid postage. The cranes are being woven into a sculpture and the Bezos Family Foundation has pledged $2/crane up to $200,000! The money will support Architecture for Humanity's rebuilding efforts in Japan.
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