SENBAZURU, 1000 PAPER CRANES LEGEND Senbazuru is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes held together by strings. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true.
Sekiguchi in Evening Takahashi Shōtei (Hiroaki) (Japan, 1871-1945) Japan, before 1936 Prints; woodcuts Color woodblock print Image: 14 11/16 x 6 7/16 in. (37.31 x 16.35 cm); Sheet: 14 15/16 x 6 11/16 in. (37.94 x 16.99 cm) Gift of Chuck Bowdlear, Ph.D., and John Borozan, M.A. (M.2000.105.51) Japanese Art