Bossy’s sister-in-law’s latest project. She is folding 1000 cranes using very small origami squares, and then she will string the cranes together. As the ancient Japanese legend goes, the completed chain carries a special wish — in this case it’s the wish for health that will be given to a dear family friend in the middle of a medical crisis.
Go Bossy’s sister-in-law, go!
km saysDecember 6, 2010 at 11:14 am
I just read about this in Packing for Mars the Mary Roach book. It was part of the Japanese astronauts training and the cranes were examined daily to see if the quality of work remained consistent.
Dharmamama saysDecember 6, 2010 at 12:34 pm
I’ve folded many, many cranes… apparently, I could never be a Japanese astronaut.
Melissa saysDecember 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm
What an awesome thing to do!
I also love the cultural collision. The Japanese art of origami and the American football jersey!
kathleen saysDecember 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm
I wish I could do that. I’m known for total uncraftiness. Hope the patient gets well quickly!
BossysMom saysDecember 7, 2010 at 11:00 am
This is another “Delightful One”….
Cupcake Murphy saysDecember 8, 2010 at 1:33 am
Really love that photo. Captures a lot of goodness.
Dexter saysDecember 8, 2010 at 11:53 am
One of my favorite people!!!!!!!
km saysDecember 8, 2010 at 2:18 pm
this better not be related to your upcoming surgery.
Cactus Petunia saysDecember 8, 2010 at 3:51 pm
Maybe Bossy’s Council should all start folding right away!
Akari saysDecember 9, 2010 at 10:06 am
We do this for weddings in Hawaii. and everyone helps out so that no one gets carpal tunnel syndrome. We fold them out of gold paper and then the 1000 cranes get laid on top of each other and fanned out in such a way to make a bigger crane. And then the whole thing gets framed and hung on the newlywed’s wall. And this concludes my cultural lesson on Hawaiian/Japanese wedding traditions for today. You’re welcome.