A thousand cranes for Scott


“The cranes were inspired by the story of “Sadako and the 1,000 Cranes,” about a young Japanese girl with leukemia caused by the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. Sadako had heard a legend that anyone who folded a thousand paper cranes would be granted a wish. She began folding with the wish that the gods would make her well again.”


(attribution: Laura Myers of the Missourian)

Comments (1)

  1. Lauren Smith says:

    The tradition lives on in Japan. If someone gets sick, friends will fold cranes for them.

    If you go to the Hiroshima memorial, you’ll find wreaths of 1000 origami cranes folded by various elementary school students from around Japan.

    It’s a tangible way to show your support for someone in suffering. Pretty neat tradition.