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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY - J


J IS FOR JAPANESE


These paper cranes are an example of the ancient Japanese craft of origami.

There is an old Japanese legend that states if you fold a thousand paper cranes, you will get your wish.

17 comments:

John said...

That was a really good idea for "J".
Nice picture.

Miss_Yves said...

Wonderful picture, vivid and pleasant colours !
The art of japanese folding is astounding!
I received a rhinoceros (made of folded paper ,of course ) from a mailartist a few months ago: awesome work !

dot said...

Xtra special post! I love the colors.

alaya said...

i made origami since i was in kindergarten. i think the bird shape one is the most popular one.

love the color of your origamis.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

I love it. I love it!!!! Fantasic idea and photo. Love the colores and I wish I could learn that:)

Berit said...

Very good idea and beautiful!!

Paulie said...

I love those cranes. . . I have a green and white one like yours! Mine has a name on it -- Jean Roger, age 24. . . she died in the 9/11 attacks. I picked this up at a paper craft store shortly after 9/11 and I pray for Jean's family each time I see it on my bookshelf.

You made a great choice and if you folded all those cranes, I am jealous!

Rambling Round said...

Very colorful but too many cranes to fold!

Pat said...

Vibrant colours indeed! Just lovely!

Pat

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Diana said...

very colorful Japanese art!

starnitesky said...

Of course ... lovely vibrant colours.

Annie said...

I do like that colorful photo and the idea behind the cranes. I'm thinking that you might have folded them, Susan.

Neva said...

What a great post!!Love the colors.

RuneE said...

Beautiful picture, but I don't know whether I would have the patience for folding 1000 times...

lv2scpbk said...

I just got one of these from a friend of mine.

Dina said...

I find origami a great art and enjoy doing it. Somehow I relax whilst folding these papers. The only thing is that here in Malta one does not find coloured and patterned origami papers :(. Great colours ;)

Dina said...

p.s. I must also stress out that it takes me ages to fold in the proper way when I am following instructions !!