Celebrating 5 years
We are so grateful to have completed 5 years in 2019.
As part of honoring this milestone we are making a senbazuru (1,000 paper cranes). Drawing inspiration from the beautiful Japanese tradition of making 1,000 paper cranes to make a wish or to celebrate special occasions, we have created our version of this practice.
Would you like to contribute a paper crane? If so, we have instructions and a link to a video tutorial on this page and we will have paper copies of the instructions available at Quick Wok. We will provide practice 6 inch wax paper squares from our kitchen and some lovely double-sided printed origami paper for creating your paper crane.
On the plain colored side (which would be inside the crane and not visible once the crane has been folded) optionally please feel free to pencil in your name. And if you feel so moved dedicate it by holding an intention when you make the crane or write on the plain side someone or something that is dear to you at this time.
For example, you could dedicate it to the well-being of our planet, country, our area, a cause that is precious to you, a loved one, yourself, a specific area or community that is currently experiencing war, wildfires, typhoons or earthquakes. We have also used it as a way to express gratitude for something or someone.
The origami paper has a printed and a plain-colored side.
We will be hanging the paper cranes at Quick Wok while we are making the thousand cranes. Sometime after we reach the 1,000 mark we will move them to an outdoor location—as is often done in Japanese tradition—where they will be consumed by the elements. Any wishes or prayers or dedications will be symbolically released as the paper cranes disintegrate over time.
Children and adults are welcome to participate and contribute one or more paper cranes as many times as you want. We will offer a small gesture of appreciation (a divine chocolate coin or mini divine chocolate) for your contribution.
When we have have 1,000 cranes we will post on Facebook and our web site (along with a few interim updates).
CHALLENGE: After you have contributed at least one crane, if you find that you enjoy origami and feel enthusiastic about folding 20 or more cranes at one time, please discuss with us (Anne) when you stop by. We would love to support you with origami papers plus a gesture of appreciation when you bring in your contribution!