Origami cranes needed for labyrinth walk

Anyone do origami?

St. Brendan’s Labyrinth Guild at Church of the Redeemer is looking for people talented in folding to make 1,000 cranes for the September 2017 walk. And, no, we really do not need 1000 cranes, although that number would be nice.

Our September theme revolves around the International Day for Peace. There is a tradition that folding a thousand cranes grants one’s wish. From that, folding cranes has become a peace initiative.

We will invite others to walk with us to walk for peace to join us. This includes churches with labyrinths, other churches in the Sno-King area, and the larger community in general.

If you have the talent to fold cranes, and could assist before September 19, please let Bee Jay know. Send an email message to labyrinth@redeemer-kenmore.org.

Also, if you have personal contacts in churches and other houses of worship, please let us know.

Read more about labyrinths at Redeemer.

Origami cranes

Senbazuru: 1000 origami cranes

The crane is symbolic in Japan. It is considered to be a mystical or holy creature, like dragons and tortoises. The crane is said to live for a thousand years, which is why people make a thousand origami cranes, one for each year of its life, for luck.

Read about folding 1000 origami cranes on these websites:

  • Senbazuru: 1000 origami cranes. KCP International, Japanese Language School.
  • 1,000 Paper Cranes: What Does a Senbazuru Mean? Dana Hinders, The Spruce. This site includes descriptions on how the act of making a senbazuru has been adapted on a larger scale as a part of several different public service, awareness, and fundraising campaigns.
  • Paper Crane Project. International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. This describes how ICAN youth campaigners from Hiroshima launched a project to send 1,000 hand-folded paper cranes to the president or prime minister of every UN member state.
  • Cranes for Cancer. Cranes for Cancer’s mission is to provide baskets or vases of 1,000 cranes to cancer patients. The 1000 cranes bring hope and uplift spirits.

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal tradition. Art and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.