Origami for Japan : Demonstrating the Worldwide Common Spirit and Support to Japan
worldwide initiative in support of the people of
devastating earthquake and tsunami. Events are being held around the world at
which well-wishers will fold a thousand origami paper cranes as a symbol of
companionship for those who are suffering.
origami folding events, the initiative will serve both as a memorial for the
many who have lost their lives and provide hope and strength to those who
continue to suffer the devastating effects of the disaster. The ultimate goal
of the initiative is to deliver origami chains to Sendai,
so provide hope of quick recovery by highlighting the bond (JP ref. “kizuna”)
that has been expressed by the global community.
Through a practical demonstration of solidarity and sympathy, Origami for
agenda and that the cultural events will bring people together in united
The initiative receives extensive support from AIESEC Alumni Japan
(Japanese alumni organization of former AIESEC members, the world’s largest
As part of the initiative, a multinational corporation with presence in
more than 220 countries, will be holding Origami for
fold origami and explore the rich Japanese culture. Origami for
supports the numerous other events that are taking place in various locations
and fund raising initiatives worldwide by promoting them on the Origami for
The cultural significance of folding a thousand origami cranes:
Folding one thousand origami cranes is a Japanese symbol of mutual
support, a concept based on ancient legend which promises that on completion,
a wish of recovery will be granted.
Today there stands a monument to
attempted to fold a thousand paper cranes in the hope of making a recovery.
Sadly she failed to complete the task, but after her death well wishers
folded the remaining cranes in memory of her.
For more information please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadako_Sasaki
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