1,000 Origami Cranes
The oldest surviving publication on origami, the Senbazuru Orikata (How to Fold One Thousand Cranes) was published in 1797. The significance of the 1,000 origami cranes–the bird’s fabled life span is one thousand years. The paper cranes symbolize good fortune and longevity.
Having lived in Japan, I know the Japanese people have abundant faith toward each other and loyalty toward their country. I don’t have one thousand pieces of paper to make 1,000 cranes. Traditionally the blue color symbolizes faith and the green–healing. Besides my donation, this is all I have to give Japan–for now.