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3.16.2011

[potd]. wednesday

{according to wikipedia }-
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 beautiful image from damiec reminds us to send our wishes to the people of japan that they may heal from their recent tragedy. click here for instructions to fold your own healing crane. 

folding a flock

6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the feature and the publicity for the 1000 Cranes for Japan project on flickr.

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  2. how silly of me to leave off the link!

    here it is http://www.flickr.com/groups/1000cranesforjapan/

    if you would like to fold a crane of your own and add share a picture of it in the flickr pool, that would be wonderful.

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  3. what a fantastic idea!!

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  4. Oh, I was so excited to see Damiec's photo pop up on Facebook! This is so beautiful (I pulled out my origami paper, damiec!)

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  5. What a wonderful idea :)
    I just made one and will snap a picture and add it.

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  6. If any of you have 4th grade-is or older kids, you should read the book Sudako and the 1000 paper cranes. I is awesome, I read it kids each in year in school about a Japanese girl with Lukemia because of the Atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima. It's a small easy read novel.

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