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Topic: 1000 Paper cranes in memory of Sadako.  (Read 4267 times)
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Amie.v
« on: February 03, 2007 04:42:56 PM »

Most of you would know the story of Sadako, if you don’t ill tell you it.
On August 6th 1984 an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in Japan. Sadako wasn’t near were the bomb dropped but 9 years later when she was 11 she became dizzy and fell to the ground during a practice for a big race, she was later diagnosed with Leukaemia, which was at the time called the Atomic Bomb disease. Sadako’s best friend told her an old Japanese legend which said anyone who folds 1000 paper cranes would be granted a wish and Sadako’s best friend handed Sadako paper and scissors. She started to work on the paper cranes and completed over 1000 before dying on October 25, 1955 at the age of twelve. Sadako never gave up hope. Her friends who were inspired set out to tell the world her story of courage and hope. Sadako’s friends and classmates put together a book of her letters and published it, hoping to raise enough money to build a statue dedicated to Sadako and all the children who were killed by the bomb. In 1958 a statue of Sadako holding a golden crane was unveiled in Hiroshima’s peace park. The children also made a wish that was inscribed down the bottom of the statue which read “ This is our cry, This is our Prayer, Peace in the world.” As we speak many people fold paper cranes and send them to Sadako’s monument in Hiroshima. I thought we could fold paper cranes, making as many as we could each until we reach 1000, in dedication to Sadako. I would like to thank http://www.sadako.org/sadakostory.htm for the pictures used and http://www.sadako.org/foldingcranes.htm for the instructions on how to make the cranes. So everybody please grab your construction paper and your scissors and make a crane.
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summer_lover
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2007 09:23:19 AM »

hello....

i actually started making paper cranes halfway through January...i think i started it to distract me from my exams and keep my stress levels low....i think it worked Smiley so far i have made 100+ they're really easy Smiley I'm going to try and reach 1000 but then i don't really know what to do with them, i would like to take them to Japan but i dont know when then would happen, I heard people leave them at the Sadako statue...? what will you be doing with yours?

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2007 04:30:54 PM »

I think there is a way that they want you to do it to send them in..

To send a thousand cranes to the Children's Monument in Hiroshima's Peace Park, string them on garlands of 100 cranes each, and mail

I'm not sure what this would look like, but maybe we could make the cranes and send them to someone here that can string them in garlands and then send them in. I'd love to see the photo of 100 cranes stringed together from crafters.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2007 09:28:40 AM »

i think it would be cool Smiley how big are you planning on doing the cranes? i've been doing mine 6 x 6 cm....they seem to be a good size Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2007 07:21:41 AM »

ok so i found this picture of the cranes at the Sadako statue....so I think this maybe what they mean by garlands......



they look so pretty, but when i pictured them in my head, they were more spaced out, so you could see each individual crane, do you think they wouldn't let you do that because it takes up too much space?

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2007 08:14:13 AM »

i already have about a hundred done, but does anyone actually know how to string them together  Huh
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summer_lover
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2007 09:08:32 AM »

i think maybe you tie a knot, then thread it through the hole at the bottom and poke it through the middle of the body then tie another knot...but that's just a guess...
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2007 02:30:04 PM »

oh ok, i see what you mean.
that sounds like a pretty easy way to do it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2007 02:57:04 PM »

I love this idea. I decorated an apartment we lived in with garlands of cranes, and the way I strung them together is I used nylon thread and beads as spacers. I tied a knot around each bead to hold it in place, and to seperate the cranes. I have a photo around here somewhere to show what they look like when you do that.
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2007 07:01:30 AM »

ooooh that would be great if you could get a picture Smiley

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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2007 08:03:56 AM »

I recently started to make my 1000 cranes. So fare I got 160 so I still have a long whey to go. I mostly worried that at some point I will loose my enthusiasm, I hope this topic will help me.
Will somebody join me??
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2007 08:26:30 AM »

"On August 6th 1984 an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in Japan."

I must have dozed that year because I dont remember an atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima that year/???  Huh

wasnt the atomic bomb named "Little Boy" dropped on Hiroshima by the Enola Gay, a Boeing B-29 bomber, at 8:15 in the morning of August 6, 1945?

just wondering if in my old age Ive become confused about the facts.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2007 01:58:12 PM »

The bombing was in 1945.
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2007 03:33:41 PM »

It's easy to lose your enthusiasm. I'm up to about 600 now, but I've lost the enthusiasm several times. I just come back here and read the story again, and it helps me to make more.

Good luck on making your cranes!  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2007 08:11:06 PM »

It's easy to lose your enthusiasm. I'm up to about 600 now, but I've lost the enthusiasm several times. I just come back here and read the story again, and it helps me to make more.

Good luck on making your cranes!  Smiley

600?  Shocked Wow! You must have a lot of patience!
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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2007 01:17:29 PM »

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600?  Shocked Wow! You must have a lot of patience!

Nope! Just a lot of spare time.
I make most of mine in study hall when I'm at school.
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2007 05:03:46 AM »

not sure if all of you are just into paper cranes or origami as a whole....but in last weeks Sunday Telegraph magazine (UK) they featured an origami artist....and his work is truly amazing!! i never realised there was a whole origami world out there that was more advanced than the usually origami figures...he takes it to a whole other level!!! i wish i was good at maths like him!!

so here's his website if you'd like to take a look, maybe for some inspiration, it really is hard to imagine that his pieces are made from one single piece of paper.....  www.langorigami.com

i still cant believe that he quit being a scientist to become a professional paper folder Tongue its so cool! (but with talent like his i would too)

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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2007 06:19:17 AM »

ok, so i've not really made many cranes lately, so to try and inspire myself again i made a stop-motion video using a very small selection of some of the cranes i have made. don't expect too much Tongue it was my FIRST attempt at a stop-motion video too (and i don't have a tripod, i didnt film it during an earthquake Tongue) but i wanted to give it a try and didnt know what to film. anyway, here's the end result Tongue

Click here to watch Dancing-Cranes

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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2007 09:19:45 AM »

I just wanted to comment that I too am working on 1,000 cranes.  I'm using a box of crane folding paper that came with a thousand pieces.  Smiley
I have probably folded hundreds so far this year but most were for gifts or a project at work or to amuse my patients.  Out of my box of 1000 I have only done about 100.  I need to get moving!  I have a bit at my website about it if anyone is interested:
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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2007 10:16:14 PM »

i've seen the statue at the hiroshima memorial park & the cranes all seemed to be strung together very very tightly....no beads or spaces. i think if your plan is to send the cranes to the park, this is the best way to do it.  there're literally thousands & thousands of strings there displayed in glass boxes.  it's breath-taking.
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« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2007 08:52:53 PM »

I did this when I was in elementary school.  It was really neat.  The book that the synopsis is from is superb.  You have convinced me to do some folding again.  I learned how to do all kinds of origami when I worked at a college library.  My boss knew tons of different ways to fold.  My crowning glory was Pikachu.  Yes...I folded an origami Pikachu.
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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2007 09:21:18 PM »

Origami pikachu...how cute!!  n_n
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