Senbazuru – Fold a Crane for Peace
Hosted by: Petit Branch Library
Drop by Petit to fold an origami crane or two or ten as we work toward our goal of making 1,000 paper cranes. In Japanese culture, the crane is a symbol of happiness and good fortune. Because of this, it is said that anyone who folds Senbazuru, or 1,000 cranes, will have their wish granted. Senbazuru was popularized by the story of Sadako Sasaki, who undertook the challenge of folding 1,000 cranes after being diagnosed with leukemia caused by the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Through her story, Senbazuru also became a symbol of peace for all that participate in their making.