to Fold a Paper Crane
directed by George Levinson
The Paper Crane is an International Symbol of Peace
In ancient Japan, people believed the crane lived for a thousand
years. And there is an old legend that if you fold a thousand
paper cranes, the gods will grant your wish. In recent times,
people throughout the world have been touched by the true
story of Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl from Hiroshima
who developed leukemia from the atomic bomb. Sadako began
folding a thousand paper cranes in hopes that she would be
Today, the paper crane is an international symbol of peace
and perhaps the most popular and elegant example of origami,
the Japanese art of paper folding. Every year, millions of
cranes are sent to the Children’s Monument in Hiroshima’s
Peace Park, and Sadako has become a contemporary heroine of
This video is guaranteed to teach you how to fold a paper
crane or you may return it for a full refund. As for making
wishes come true… that mystery resides in the heart
of the folder.
In this video a whimsical pair of hands, guided by a lively
narrator, demonstrates how to transform a square piece of
paper into a graceful crane in 26 clearly presented steps.
Each fold is numbered on the screen for easy reference, and
the program is divided into segments to assist classroom instruction
and allow for different levels of skill and speed.
Welcome to the world of origami, an ingenious art form, steeped
in legend, accessible to young and old, and a delight to perform.
Paper cranes are unique and graceful, and folding them is
very satisfying. Whether they are sent to Hiroshima, the President,
or someone recovering from an illness, the paper crane is
a welcomed gift of special beauty and meaning.
A companion to the award-winning video Sadako and the Thousand
Paper Cranes. Includes detailed illustrations & information
plus origami paper.
Age level: 8 – Adult
Running time: 30 minutes / Color / Stereo
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