Sunday, October 21, 2007

1000 cranes

1000 origami cranes at Yushima Tenmangu


  1. Thanks for this. Your photo calls to mine the many strings of 1,000 paper cranes that adorned the fence around St. Paul's chapel follwing 9/11. The church is near Ground Zero. I have been a paper folder for about 6 years, and the sight of these cranes moves me very much. They are a gesture of hope and love. Again, thanks.

  2. WOW! Great shot! Happy WS:)


  3. I love this we have a friend who sent some to child trying to do this

  4. Wow that's an amazing shot. I can't imagine how long it took for the cranes to me made and put together like that. Gorgeous. Have a great week.

  5. ohh thats neat!!colorful too,,have a great week!!

  6. awww; the story of the cranes is very sad - a wonderful reminder of something that should not be forgotten.

  7. Sandy- I'm so pleased that you found my photo moving! You're very welcome!

    Yen- Konbanwa! ;)

    Joy- I'm not very good at origami but I'd like to- must practice!

    Carver- I can't imagine how long it took either. Have yourself a great week too!

    Liza- I love the colours too, very cheerful actually.

    Ascender- These ones are for helping make a wish come true. But whether the reason behind the making of them is happy or sad, they're still beautiful. :)

  8. I used to love seeing these around! beautiful shot :-)

  9. that is very interesting!

    wonderful creation.

  10. WOW! Amazing work of Art! Very colorful! :-)

  11. this is gorgeous..I wish I know hot to make a paper crane..

    Mine is up at
    Lutchi's World Hope you can visit me too.

  12. I fold cranes by the bunches, but I've never folded one thousand! Do you know how they are attached together, by the way? They're so beautiful, and one day I hope to accomplish my own "strand." I've folded a thousand puffy stars, but I don't think that counts. :)

  13. Janet- Thanks. I always like seeing them too. :)

    mousey- I can't imagine the time it takes to make them all but I certainly enjoy the result.

    Isabelle- This bunch is very fun and colourful!

    gwapasila- I can only make them if I have a book with the steps in front of me while I do it, but I'm not very good. ;P

    Bellezza- As far as I know they're just threaded onto the string in the middle where the hole is in the bottom and at the top where the folds meet. Good luck making your own strand. 1000 puffy stars is still pretty cool! :)

    Happy Reader- I love the colours too! :)

  14. very cool cranes and photo!
    I can't wait to get to Japan. Sorry I never responded to your email. I have had a crazy two weeks. and then California fires...
    any thing I SHOULD not miss while in Kyoto?

  15. SabineM- Thanks. I'll send you an email when I get back about things to do in Kyoto. Remind me if I forget. Hope you're safe from the fires!


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