Paper Crane (Peace Crane)
One of the most famous paper models are the origami paper cranes, also called the Peace Cranes. Another popular model is the flapping bird - very similar except that the flapping bird can really flap its wings. Below you will find diagrams, photos, videos and stories about how to fold the peace crane.
Imoseyama or here: pg 1, pg 2 (traditional)
Tsurifune; pg 18 (traditional)
Twin Cranes (TP Kong)
Multiple cranes (origami-club.com)
Crane Project (A Hans)
Mandala of Cranes (origamila.blogspot.com)
12-Crane Ball with 6 windmill bases
Crane Kusudama (P Versnick)
see books about origami cranes in: USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France
see books about origami birds in: USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France
see free diagrams for other origami birds here
Interesting TidBits about the Paper Crane/Bird
- Over 2 million paper cranes were folded as a fundraiser after the March 2011 earthquake in Japan. Thousands of these were used to form a 36' x 40' mosaic. See more here
- December 2009: Sadako Sasaki's brother, Masahiro Sasaki, donated one of Sadako's original paper cranes to the Tribute WTC 9/11 in New York City..
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