Origami Cranes: Photos and Info

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Photos of a small (2cm) Japanese origami crane in Fukuoka and origami crane chains in Hiroshima, Japan. The origami crane in the first two photos below, was given to me by a Japanese girl in a gaijin (foreigner bar) in Fukuoka.

Origami Crane

Ambient lighting provided by the bar.

Origami crane

Ambient lighting provided by the bar.

The next 3 photos were taken on a trip to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. There were (and still are today) thousands upon thousands of long ribbons of the paper origami cranes, as tons of the origami cranes are sent to Hiroshima every year, a worldwide gesture of peace. The cranes can be found at the Sadako Sasaki statue and memorial (the Children’s Peace Memorial), as well as many other memorial sites within the large park.

Japanese origami cranes and origami crane chains at Hiroshima

Origami Crane Chain, Hiroshima - Japan

Origami Crane Chain, Hiroshima – Japan

Origami Crane Chains, Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Origami Crane Chains, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Origami Crane Chain on statue in Hiroshima

Origami Crane Chain, on a statue at Hiroshima

Japan’s origami crane is a national symbol of Japanese art and culture. The traditional and perhaps even ancient art, is a standout in the Asian art world. Here we have photos of just a few of the many millions of origami cranes that are sent to Hiroshima every year.

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