1000 Peace Cranes

"One Thousand Peace Cranes"

:Promoting Peace and Unity  

thousand cranes

Origami Project from GMDC

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 In the Japanese culture, the crane is a symbol of longevity which can only be achieved through peace. Therefore it has become a tradition in Japan to fold one thousand origami cranes and hang them together (as one sculptural unit/mobile  called 千羽鶴 Senbazuru  in Japanese) to symbolize peace, unity, health and happiness. People from all over the world have folded millions of paper cranes which are currently displayed in the Hiroshima Peace Park at the location where the first atomic bomb was dropped. This park is dedicated to promoting everlasting peace. 

 

We want to promote respect, tolerance and everlasting peace by inviting everyone in the Mankato area to fold paper cranes in order to create many "one thousand peace cranes sculptures" (Senbazuru) to spread throughout our community thus declaring the Greater Mankato area is united for peace. Each partnering ogranization receives a "1000 Peace Crane" plague that is displayed alongside the peace crane installation. A sample plaque is pictured below:

 

Peace Crane Plaque

 

 This project was featured in the Mankato Free Press.

 

This project was also featured on KEYC with the unveiling of the Mayo Clinic Peace Crane installation! 

 

 

 

 

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