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1000 Origami Cranes  by nadinecreates

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One thousand cranes…

Origami didn’t have written directions till 1797, when a book was published, " How to Fold 1000 Cranes". The crane or tsuru is the sacred bird of Japan and when completing 1000 origami cranes a person would be granted their heart’s desire.

After the bombing of Hiroshima the crane became a symbol of peace. An infant, Sadako Sasaki survived the bombing at Hiroshima. By the age of 12 she was dying of leukemia. Hearing the legend of the 1000 cranes she started her endeavor and wished for world peace and the end of suffering. Sadako folded 644 cranes and her friends honored her by finishing the rest.

Sadako wrote a haiku that translates into English as:

I shall write peace upon your wings, and you shall fly around the world so that children will no longer have to die this way.


  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work :)

  • Thank you very much!

    – nadinecreates

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • nadinecreates
    nadinecreatesabout 4 years ago

    Thank you very much!

  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations your very creative work has just been featured in:

  • That is absolutely wonderful! Thank you!

    – nadinecreates

  • Larry Hartshorn
    Larry Hartshornabout 4 years ago

    Like a day at the beach… nice work and congratulations

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks for adding the photo to the best of the redbubble!

    – nadinecreates

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 4 years ago

    Fantastic work!

  • thank you very much!

    – nadinecreates

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much for the feature, it is an honor!

    – nadinecreates

  • shazart
    shazartover 3 years ago

    Wow, such emotion here, amazing story & just love the image – Fav

  • Thank you it is truly a wonder to see…

    – nadinecreates

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    beautiful image and info on the crane Liz)

  • Thank you Liz, it is an amazing story…

    – nadinecreates

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