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Saturday, July 9, 2011

1000 Origami Cranes?

A precious gift: an origami crane
Our Saturday crafting in the community session was in Bankmill today, where Rose taught how to make one of the most famous Origami Crane.

Wikipedia tells us:
Thousand origami cranes (千羽鶴 Senbazuru?) is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes held together by strings. 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 makes them popular gifts for special friends and family.
Thanks Ann, for the link!
Aye, it would be a bit of a challenge to make 1000 cranes! Wonder whether one would be allowed to count as one if one does it as a group of people ;-) ?

for more pics click here, photos #97 - #106
In any case: we would like to ask Rose to repeat this session during school time when there are more people around. It was real fun! The good side of having only a few folks was: one had time for more of a natter today, catching up, planning the festival in September, and get spoiled with cakes.

The next Saturday "Crafting in the Community" session on July 23rd, by the way, will also be in Bankmill, with proper paper making.

See you there!

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