Friday, August 13, 2010

One Thousand Paper Cranes

(one. two)

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.

I know you've probably all read that before but I just think it's so beautiful. *sigh*

16 comments:

  1. I read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Such a heartbreaking story... I once tried to do this but didn't finish.

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  2. Wow, that second picture is awesome!!

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  3. Thats the most adorable thing ever
    The art of origami is so fascinating
    These pictures are awesome

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  4. I remember reading that story as a little girl! This post brings back memories of traveling to Japan and visiting the Hiroshima Memorial. They have thousands and thousands of paper cranes there! It's really beautiful, and bittersweet.

    Anh♥

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  5. I remember reading that story as a little girl! This post brings back memories of traveling to Japan and visiting the Hiroshima Memorial. They have thousands and thousands of paper cranes there! It's really beautiful, and bittersweet.

    Anh♥

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  6. read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes in elementary school. the story struck a chord in my imagination. friends and i would sneakily exchange our cranes. i still have a few hiding between the favourite pages of some of my books.

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  7. My Japanese class and I folded a thousand cranes. It was very fun!

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  8. my best friend did this about a year ago, she was so happy when she did her last one :)

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  9. aw bless your heart you are such a sweet friend to have

    thank u
    x

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  10. don't thank me yet! i still need to learn how to make them! haha :) love you emma xox

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  11. I have loved that story ever since I read the book at 7 years old. R.I.P the lost children of Hiroshima. ♥

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  12. these are beautiful!!!

    loveliest thoughts

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  13. Really wonderful.
    Someone sent me a package full of origami stuff once. It was precious.

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  14. I really need to read this book I think!

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  15. hey! ı think I know where the first one is from.. There is this hair dresser on M st at DC.. The window is just like this.. you made me feel at home..

    www.melozb.blogspot.com

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