Cranes – A Japanese Symbol of Peace and Succor

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Ayako wrote to me from Japan about some origami cranes she got at when donating at a charity for the tsunami victims in Japan…

"This is our traditional crane, made by origami… it’s a symbol of hope for peace in the world.  I got it at the charity show to pray for Japan.  It’s our sign for peace or comfort for recovery from illness or war."

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Thank you for sharing Ayako.  We all hoping for a speedy recovery in Japan.

-Mama Lisa

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2 Responses to “Cranes – A Japanese Symbol of Peace and Succor”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Purabi wrote from Bangladesh:

    In Bengali culture, the pigeon is said to be the symbol of peace. Here in BD in many national programs specially in sports pigeons are flown in wishing peace for all.

    *****

    In the US, the dove is a symbol of peace. -Mama Lisa

  2. aya Says:

    Yes, doves and pigeons are also the sign for peace… but i guess cranes symbolize our national bird ?? not sure, will research later.

    google, 日本航空 , big airline company in japan… before it connected to our government..and you can see a red crane… on the wing!

    thanks

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