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The Japanese Tradition of 1,000 Origami Cranes

Picture this: One thousand tiny, multicolored, intricately detailed, carefully hand-folded origami cranes connected together by thin strands of string. Think about the time that goes into folding just one origami crane (I can because I’ve been trying to perfect the art since we moved to Japan and it is no small feat). 565 more words

Soul of Senbazuru: Little Bird, Big Love

When I arrived in San Francisco, I was new. I had shed the skin of an old and tired chapter in my life, with nothing but adventure before me. 2,099 more words

Personal

the Thousand Cranes are finished.

They’ve actually been finished since December 8, 2013. It only took 2 years since completion to get them hung!

Since completing the project, I’ve had to talk about it a lot with my students, because we often talk about it in lessons. 613 more words

Life

Day 51 - Senbazuru

Growing up in England can be very insular at times. I’m sure it’s true in places all over the world, but in small towns and villages here, there is a tendency to forget about the world outside your doorstep. 405 more words

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