Senbazuru of Hope and Healing
We are proud to present this special collaboration as part of our Educational program:
The project symbolizes the hope and unity of students, teachers, and their families who live in Taos, NM. Students learn how to fold paper cranes through virtual origami classes provided by Izumi Yokoyama, a Japanese artist, and the Harwood Museum of Art. Each participant writes their wish on the paper before folding the cranes. Teachers, school staff, and families are welcome to participate. The paper cranes will be installed under awnings at the Harwood Museum of Art for public display. Participants include students from Enos Garcia Elementary School, Taos Charter School, Anansi Charter School, Taos School of Integrated Arts (TISA), Roots and Wings Community School, and Field Institute of Taos.
History of Senbazuru
Sasaki Sadako, a 12-year-old Japanese girl, began folding cranes to wish that her illness would heal if she could fold 1,000 paper cranes. The story of Sadako spread and inspired throughout the world. Today, many schools and organizations practice Senbazuru for cancer awareness, peace awareness, etc.