How To Make a Traditional Origami Crane

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Traditional Origami Crane

Level: Easy-Intermediate

Copyright: Traditional ?

Time Needed: Approx. 5 Minutes

Tools: None

Supplies: 1 Sheet of Square Paper

Here is the instructions to fold an origami crane. You will need 1 sheet of paper to make this origami crane. This origami model is easy to intermediate level. It will take around 5 minutes to make.

The traditional origami crane is the most well known and loved origami model of all time. There are many cultural meanings behind this origami crane. One of which is the symbol of hope. People make Senbazuru (garlands) of these origami cranes, the number of cranes is 1000. It is said that you will have your wish granted after making 1000 origami cranes.

A thousand paper cranes are often given to a person who is seriously ill, to wish for their recovery. They are usually created by friends, classmates, or colleagues as a collective effort. Another common use is for sport teams or athletes, wishing them victories. Cranes are a symbol of peace, and are thus often seen at war memorials.
Peace flame in Tokyo

This photo shows senbazuru at the Toshogu shrine, symbolising world peace.

Toshogu shrine Eternal peace flame.

Koshii at English Wikipedia

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