Senbazuru Senbazuru Zenbazuru is a group of one thousand origami cranes lined on a string. Origami in japanese oru - "folding", kami - "paper" is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The basic principle of origami is to make an object by using geometric folds and crease patterns. Everything should be done with no gluing or cutting the paper.
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Senbazuru Senbazuru Zenbazuru is a group of one thousand origami cranes lined on a string. Origami in japanese oru - "folding", kami - "paper" is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The basic principle of origami is to make an object by using geometric folds and crease patterns. Everything should be done with no gluing or cutting the paper. Only one piece of paper is allowed to make one object. Hiden Senbazuru Orikata According to experts beginnings of origami can be traced in the 8th century.
Japanese aristocrats of that time noticed creases on paper when folded during wrapping of gifts. Origami paper used in making Senbazuru is in most cases of solid colour. Still, paper with printed designs can also be bought. Standard size of paper used is 7. Like in many other things rules are there to be broken. So, some people use any kind of paper like for example that of a magazine.
Individual origami cranes are assembled to 25 strings with 40 cranes on each string. Whole sets of sheets of paper for making your Senbuzuru are available. Few extra sheets are usually added in case you make a mistake. Strings and beads that prevent the cranes from slipping are also part of sets. Origami cranes Cranes are big birds with long legs and long necks. Cranes belong to the order Gruiformes, and family Gruidae. They are known for their beauty and spectacular mating dances.
They became part of mythology in many cultures. For the Japanese crane is "the bird of happiness" or "Honourable Lord Crane". Seeing two cranes at one time is known to be good luck. It is believed that cranes live for thousand years. There are numerous Japanese legends about this belief. When he died his soul was transformed into a crane and flew away. Yorimoto used to attach labels to the legs of cranes. This labels contained a short message asking all those who capture cranes to write the name of their place and then re-release the birds.
Cranes are a popular theme in the traditional Japanese art. Perfect example for this claim is the 15 metres long scroll with cranes made by Tawaraya Sotatsu in the early 17th century.
The scroll is now kept in the Tokyo National Museum. Why do people make Senbazuru? There is a legend which says that folding thousand origami cranes will make a wish, like for example long life or recovery from illness or injury, come true.
Senbazuru is traditionally given as a wedding present. It is a wish for a thousand years of happiness and prosperity for the couple. Many give Senbazuru to a newly born baby too. Senbazuru People in Japan believe that having a Senbazuru hanged inside home will bring good luck. Relatively new tradition is the making of origami cranes. People started making this extra one just for good luck.
Senbazuru became part of literature. The book is based on a true story. At the time of the explosion Sadako was at home, about 1 mile from ground zero. First symptoms of a severe illness appeared in November of as lumps on her neck and behind her ears. In January of purple spots appeared on her legs. She was diagnosed with leukemia.
She was hospitalized on the 21th of February, She encouraged Sadako to start making the thousand origami cranes.
The popular version of story, as presented in the book by Eleanor Coerr, is that Sadako managed to finish cranes before the death. She died on the 25th of October, The rest of cranes, until , were made by her friends. She was buried with all cranes. There it is stated that Sadako managed to make cranes by the end of August, This monument is dedicated not only to Sadako but also to all the children died from the atomic bomb.
At the bottom of monument there is a text engraved - "This is our cry, This is our prayer, Peace in the world". There is a Japanese film " Senba-zuru " or "Sadako Story", as it is known internationally.
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Until recently, not all forms of paper folding were grouped under the word origami. Before that, paperfolding for play was known by a variety of names, including "orikata", "orisue", "orimono", "tatamigami" and others. Exactly why "origami" became the common name is not known; it has been suggested that the word was adopted in kindergartens because the written characters were easier for young children to write. Another theory is that the word "origami" was a direct translation of the German word "Papierfalten", brought into Japan with the Kindergarten Movement around Japanese origami began sometime after Buddhist monks carried paper to Japan during the 6th century.
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