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 Asia, 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.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Yuka, this one's for you. Our artist friend Tomiko admired our hanging monument of 1000 cranes (you hand folded for a whole year). She knew the significance. Every time we look at it, which is every morning we think of you. Much love...