Making a crane means a lot to us in Japan..it's been said in Japan that anyone who make a thousand paper origami cranes will be granted a wish.
This activity is generally done by people who are suffering from difficult illnesses in order to wish for their full recovery.
I think most of the people have chosen to do some substantial side of support such as donations.
I have donated some money ( it is not a lot..I am not rich..) myself through the British Red Cross website.
Helping the sufferers with money and materials is quite essential however as an artist, I wanted to focus on helping the sufferers on their emotional side.
There is a limit to what I can do to help them emotionally, as I am here in the U.K far away from my hometown in North East part of Japan.
Folding a crane might seem to be an useless activity. However, to me this particular activity resembles the act of praying to me.
It is a way to show the sufferers that we care, and also a chance for us to reflect upon our emotions faced with such disasters like this.Also it might work as a "mental release" towards most of us.
Could you spare a few mins of your busy time and help with me make a thousand cranes in Origami to encourage people who had suffered by huge earth quake and cataclysmic Tsunami!
When you made the crane of Origami, take a photo of it and post it on the photo album of this group page please!
I hope this activity will be a good chance for us to start thinking about what else we can do to support and help the sufferers as well.
Also, if you have any ideas or info as to how to help the suffers on this occasion, please don't hesitate to post your ideas and links to the group wall!