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About the Peace Crane

This animation shows how to fold a square of paper into an origami peace crane (a bird). The crane is a bird with a long neck and tail feathers. This origami crane has become an international symbol for peace. Sadako, a young girl in Japan who initially survived the atom bomb blast tried to make 1,000 origami cranes before she died. Sadako's story has an inspiration for many people around the world who hope for greater peace in our world.

Often, friends and well wishers make 1,000 peace cranes and string them together to give to a person who is unwell as a gesture of hope, good wishes and healing.

'Origami' and 'Paper-Folding' in Other Languages

Origami is a transliterated word - that means it is spelt in English literally as it is in Japanese. The word 'origami' is also the same in almost all other languages with only a few that spell it a little differently [origamii (Armenian), aryhami (Belarusian), Zhézhi (Chinese),  jong-i jeobgi (Korean) and oryhami (Ukrainian)]. So if you want an origami book or origami paper in another country, it's best to say 'origami', rather than 'paper folding'.

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