‘Tsuru’: The legend of the Thousand Origami Cranes

Tsuru - The legend of the Thousand Origami Cranes

The crane, believed in Japan to be one of the mystical or holy creatures which lives for a thousand years (which is why 1000 origami cranes are supposed to be made, one for each year), has an ancient legend associated with. This legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. Some stories say that you are granted eternal good luck, instead of just one wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury.

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