Origami Paper Cranes

Help us reach our goal of making one thousand paper cranes which will be strung together and displayed in the Gallery Café.

1000 Cranes or ‘Senbazuru’ is a group of one thousand paper cranes held together by strings. They are made all over the world as a symbol of peace. Japanese legends say if someone folds a thousand origami cranes their wish will be granted.

Cranes are a symbolic creature in Japan, surrounded by mysticism they are said to live for a thousand years hence why 1000 cranes are made.

Come and make as many cranes as you can! Instructions and materials are provided and everyone is welcome to contribute.