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Japanese Crane Origami

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Creating a Japanese crane origami is much more than just folding a piece of paper.

  • The crane is an ancient symbol of luck and happiness in Japan
  • Central lucky animal in Zen philosophy
  • Linked to the story of little Sadako Sasaki, victim of the bombing of Hiroshima
  • This type of crane origami has been used to bring us success for centuries
  • Selected by our Japanese culture specialist
  • Size of a crane : 9 x 5 cm
  • Refund ALWAYS possible (see our returns policy)

What does the art of crane origami represent in Japan?

The art of origami has existed since around the 6th century. From the beginning of this practice, cranes were the most popular figure, particularly because of the message associated with it in Japanese Zen.

In fact, this animal has always been a strong symbol of luck and success in Japanese culture. Its very nickname, “the bird of happiness”, shows us this well.

The crane's powerful wings were also said to have the power to transport the souls of the dead to heaven and bring those of the living to higher levels of consciousness.

Today, all these meanings still persist but another (much stronger) has been added: a Japanese crane origami is also synonymous with peace.

It is the touching story of little Sadako Sasaki that explains this. So let us tell you about it.

Shortly after the end of World War II, this young girl was diagnosed with leukemia. Unfortunately, there is nothing surprising in this: like too many children, she had been exposed to radiation from the bombing of Hiroshima.

There was a legend in his native village that said that if a person folded 1000 origami cranes, they could make a wish that would then come true. Determined, Sadako began to bend day and night in the hope that she could ask for eternal peace for the world, and that this kind of horror would never happen again.

Just before she died, she managed to create no less than 644 origami pieces. Touched by his death and his story, his classmates folded the remaining 356. A statue was also erected in Hiroshima Park to honor his name, his courage and his mission.

Since then, this practice of folding 1,000 paper cranes has been seen as a form of healing and hope in difficult times.

What delivery costs do I have to pay?

We have decided to cover the delivery costs. Concretely, except in certain special cases (notably for overseas regions), you will not have to pay anything . No fees, no additional costs.

What delivery time should I expect?

This may necessarily vary for each order. However, we undertake to finalize and send you the shipment within 48 hours of your order.

In any case, you will be entitled to request a full refund of your order if it has not reached you within 2 months. (Don't worry, this is just a deadline and not a forecast!)

Do you provide tracking numbers?

Of course ! We will also add it to the status of your order as soon as the transport companies send them to us.

As we are committed to guaranteeing you maximum satisfaction, it is always possible to contact us via the address contact@la-porte-du-bonheur.com or our contact form.

I have other questions. Can I call you ?

Once again, it is easy to contact us by email at contact@la-porte-du-bonheur.com or via our contact form.

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