According to a Japanese legend, if you make a Thousand Origami Cranes (千羽鶴 Senbazuru), the crane (a Japanese mystical creature) will grant you a wish. ~(˘▾˘~)
If you completed Senbazuru, what would you wish for? ˙▿˙
- The story of Sadako Sasaki, a popular sweet but tragic true-story in Japan, is about a leukemic girl who tried to make Senbazuru. Sadly, she died before she could complete the 1000 paper cranes. Her friends and classmates, touched by her hope and spirit, continued to finish the 1000 paper cranes in her honor.
“There is a statue of Sadako holding a crane in Hiroshima Peace Park, and every year on Obon day, people leave cranes at the statue in memory of the departed spirits of their ancestors.”
- Senbazuru is considered a powerful lucky charm, and possesses a high spiritual significance, symbolizing health, hope, peace, happiness, and prosperity.
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