VIDEO| Quarantine crafting: Wishing on 1,000 origami cranes

VIDEO| Quarantine crafting: Wishing on 1,000 origami cranes

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Did you know that in Japan folding 1,000 origami cranes earns you a wish? The art of origami dates back to Japan's Edo Period and though specific sheets of square paper are used, you can use any scraps of paper you have at home for this craft. 

You may have heard of the legend of 1,000 origami cranes if you've ever visited The Hiroshima Peace Memorial. This legend was popularized in the 50s, when Sadako Sasaki, a victim of the Hiroshima bombing, set a goal to fold 1,000 cranes when she became ill. You can learn more about Sasaki from the Hiroshima Peace Media Center here.

Follow the video and make your own origami crane. And if you're an origami master share your other creations with us on Facebook!

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