hope [15/52]

Hope comes in many forms.

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.

If you’re interested: 1000 Cranes of Hope supporting the fight against cancer, and 1000 Cranes for Japan sending hope to tsunami victims.


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  • Bari
    Posted at 17:47h, 17 April Reply

    Last year, our school did a project (I can’t remember the site) that dealt with cranes. You would have laughed to see me try to make the darned thing. We had about 1000 of them strung across our school’s atrium.

    Great shot as always! :)

    • janice
      Posted at 18:11h, 19 April Reply

      A lot of projects popped up after Japan happened too.
      Some of them are truly awe inspiring.

  • Barbara S.
    Posted at 21:31h, 17 April Reply

    This is a wonderful project (and great photo!) Perfect for this week’s theme!

    • janice
      Posted at 18:12h, 19 April Reply

      Thanks Barbara!

  • Dagmar Leuenberger-Swift
    Posted at 23:41h, 17 April Reply

    it is a beautiful photo and a gateway for us to be creative in our own ways to define hope!

    • janice
      Posted at 18:12h, 19 April Reply

      I particularly like the Hope Project.

  • Betty
    Posted at 18:55h, 18 April Reply

    Am impressed with your paper-folding skills!

    • janice
      Posted at 18:12h, 19 April Reply

      So I won’t tell you how long the first one took me ;)

  • Tug
    Posted at 21:43h, 18 April Reply

    Very nice J, as always.

    • janice
      Posted at 18:13h, 19 April Reply

      Thanks girl :)

  • Elaine
    Posted at 09:00h, 19 April Reply

    Great photos! and great project! I’m totally going to look at that site. i have to say, in your past life you might have been Japanese or Asian of some sort, your origami skills are on point woman!

    • janice
      Posted at 18:13h, 19 April Reply

      ha! that’s debatable ;)

  • Beyond the Dog Dish
    Posted at 16:18h, 19 April Reply

    This is fantastic- really love it!

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