Why Paper Cranes? An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. Some stories believe one is granted happiness and eternal good luck. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures and is said to live for a thousand years. That is why 1,000 cranes are made, one for each year. In some stories, it is believed that the 1,000 cranes must be completed within one year and they must all be made by the person(s) who are to make the wish at the end. They are usually created by friends, classmates, or colleagues as a collective effort.
Feb 2nd : pick up of origami paper or use your own printer paper.
March 2nd : deliver completed cranes to the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre
March 4 - 16 : volunteers needed to string the cranes
March 21 - 22 : installation
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