Orizuru/Thousand Cranes Kit
This Orizuru kit (折鶴 ori- “folded,” tsuru “crane”) includes everything you need to create and display 1,000 colourful cranes!
– 1,020 sheets of 7.5cm x 7.5cm origami paper in 21 colours
– a roll of string for hanging the cranes
– Step-by-step instructions
In Japan the crane is a symbol of luck and longevity. It is believed to live for 1,000 years and each crane in the senbazuru (千羽鶴) literally means 1,000 cranes) symbolises one year of happiness.
According to ancient Japanese legend, anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes will have a chance to have their wish granted by the gods.
You can read the story behind the Thousand Cranes at https://theelders.org/news/story-sadako-sasaki-and-hiroshima-peace-cranes