origami for peace

"This is our cry.  This is our prayer.  Peace in the world."

Origami is a peaceful art that lends itself well to sharing and giving.  Whether to please the eye or convey a wish or message, origami is an art of love and peace. 

One famous example is the Senbazuru, or Thousand Cranes.

 Thousand origami cranes (千羽鶴 Senbazuru?) is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes (鶴 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...  Click here to read more on Wikipedia.

The most famous person to fold a thousand cranes was a little girl named Sadako Sasaki.  You can read her story here.

"I will write peace on your wings,
and you will fly all over the world." 
- Sadako Sasaki

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