An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. Some stories believe you are granted eternal good luck, instead of just one wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury.
SADAKO SASAKI AND THE THOUSAND ORIGAMI CRANES
Sadako was quiet, listening to the leaves on the maple tree rustles in the wind. Then she said, “I’m going to die next, aren’t I?”. ”Of course not!” Nurse Yasunaga answered with a firm shake of her head. She spread some colored paper on Sadako’s bed. “Come and let me see you fold another paper crane before you go to sleep. After you finish one thousand birds, you’ll live to be an old, old lady.” Sadako tried hard to believe that. She carefully folded cranes and made the same wish.
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There are a couple versions of the story, so you may want to read this one also:
Here are several YouTube videos demonstrating how to fold Origami Cranes
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Tribute to Sadako Sasaki... Children Peace Monument in Hiroshima, Japan.
Video by Allan (AWGD8) Added to this story by Mariyam, in comment #1.1. (Thank you Mariyam!)
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