Instagram: Origami Cranes

I was going to put these images with the last lot, but jeepers I had taken more “number” photos than I thought and more crane photos than I thought so I thought I’d better create a post just for the crane photos.

So far I’ve made 180 cranes. Almost one fifth of the way towards the 1,000 cranes to get a wish. Of course that wish will go towards Japan and its people. Too often the headlines disappear and our minds are onto another story while the country and its people continue to struggle with the troubles that have hit them and couldn’t be sorted in the time it takes to push the headlines aside.

The cranes are my way of remembering the Japanese people, and the continuing toll they suffer from the earthquakes and the fallout from the trouble they are having at the nuclear power plants.

I guess from studying Japanese for six years at school I kinda feel a connection to the culture. I’ve recently been starting to look into the language again. It’s not like I went on to use it, so it has been pretty dormant in my head for so long.

I downloaded a couple of Japanese vocabulary apps for my iPhone and have been running through the quizzes and am pretty happy with the amount of words that still come easy. The Kanji I’m buggered at, but I’ve always been buggered at that. I know a few of them but I don’t know most of the ones we had to learn for the HSC.

But there you go, so now I present all of the crane photos today. They represent 170 of the 180 I’ve made so far.

10 more makes 170 of #1000cranes
10 more makes 170 of #1000cranes

15 more towards #1000cranes
15 more towards #1000cranes

Another 31 towards #1000cranes total now at 145
Another 31 towards #1000cranes total now at 145

20 more means I'm now at 114 towards #1000cranes
20 more means I’m now at 114 towards #1000cranes

More towards #1000cranes made at lunch. Current total 94.
More towards #1000cranes made at lunch. Current total 94.

Tonight's folding effort 26 more cranes and a bruised forefinger.  #1000cranes #fb
Tonight’s folding effort 26 more cranes and a bruised forefinger.

10 more cranes towards #1000cranes
10 more cranes towards #1000cranes

Lunchtime Cranes for #1000cranes
Lunchtime Cranes for #1000cranes

Current total March 21: 51 cranes by me and my sore fingertips #1000cranes
Current total March 21: 51 cranes by me and my sore fingertips #1000cranes

10 more for #1000cranes
10 more for #1000cranes

Watching Four Corners about Japan & folding more cranes for #1000cranes
Watching Four Corners about Japan & folding more cranes for #1000cranes

Mum & bub, made a little one to go with the earlier #1000cranes
Mum & bub, made a little one to go with the earlier #1000cranes

Design from onethousandcranesforjapan.com for a small donation #1000cranes
Design from onethousandcranesforjapan.com for a small donation #1000cranes

Cranes even at work... #1000cranes
Cranes even at work… #1000cranes

Sore fingers 28 of #1000cranes
Sore fingers 28 of #1000cranes

Orange on Green #1000cranes
Orange on Green #1000cranes

Starburst Crane
Starburst Crane

Purple & Yellow #1000cranes
Purple & Yellow #1000cranes

Purple Crane #1000cranes
Purple Crane #1000cranes

Pink and Flowery #1000cranes
Pink and Flowery #1000cranes

Orange Crane. #1000cranes
Orange Crane. #1000cranes

Working on some more... #1000cranes
Working on some more… #1000cranes

More cranes than you can poke a stick at.
More cranes than you can poke a stick at.

Lots-o-cranes
Lots-o-cranes

Tiny crane…
Tiny crane…

It's a bird, not a plane and definitely not superman.
It’s a bird, not a plane and definitely not superman.

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