Sunday, January 2, 2011

Project 365 -Senbazuru-

In Japan, the crane is considered to be a mystical creature and is said to live for a thousand years.

Senbazuru is the art of folding and stringing together 1000 origami cranes. The legend goes that if you fold a thousand cranes your wishes will come true and you will have good luck in the coming year. Senbazuru are often presented as wedding gifts and in celebration of the birth of a child. They are also left in great numbers in temples that burn eternal flames as a prayer for world peace.

Maddie and I spent the better part of this afternoon learning to make our own origami cranes. 998 more to go.....