1000 Paper Cranes

11 Feb

In Japan there is a tradition that if you have a friend who is sick you can help with their recuperation by making 1000 paper cranes.

I’m a bit partial to origami (and anything Japanese really) so when I found out a friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer, I decided to make the 1000 cranes to help her out.

To give you an idea of the enormity of the task, I’ve found that each cranes now takes me an average of about 3 minutes each to fold. That means 1000 x 3 minutes, or 50 hours of just folding. That’s about 20,000 folds!

I’m going to give an update of how things are going, what I’m doing to put them all together and a little tutorial on my version of how to fold a crane (there are many different versions).

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Posted by on February 11, 2011 in Paper Cranes


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