Cranes have long symbolized peace, good health, longevity, and healing in many Asian cultures. According to the Japanese tradition of senbazuru, anyone who folds 1,000 origami cranes will be granted their most desired wish. Join our friends at Asia Society Texas Center in a community action to fold 1,000 origami cranes and contribute to our collective wish for hope, health, and healing! See details below and visit https://asiasociety.org/texas/1000-cranes-hope for additional information.
How to Participate:
Find a square piece of paper. The Japanese tradition is to use colorful origami paper, but any kind of paper will work! Color a piece of printer paper, find leftover wrapping paper, use a magazine page — get creative! Alternatively, print out origami patterns on your own.
Fold the crane. You can follow along with Asia Society Texas Center’s Japan Outreach Initiative coordinator Nina Shimaguchi in this video as she demonstrates how to make an origami crane. Or view PDF instructions from origami-fun.com
Share a photo of you with your crane on social media, with your wish and #1000CranesForHope.
Want to get even more involved? Join our partners at the Japan–America Society of Houston, which like JASDFW, is a member institution of the National Association of Japan-America Societies. Its Be Golden campaign will include origami cranes with food deliveries to people in need, with the help of CrowdSource Rescue Volunteers.
To have your crane included in a delivery, mail to:
Japan-America Society of Houston
4543 Post Oak Place Drive, Suite 220
Houston, TX 77027