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
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'.