|Rōmaji||Orizuru, Oridzuru, Oriduru|
|English||Folded Paper Crane|
|Motif Type||Man-Made Motif|
Orizuru (also oriduru, oridzuru, oritsuru, orituru) are origami cranes.
Seasonal Use, Exceptions & Pairings
Like most item motifs, orizuru are all-seasonal.
Common Motif Pairings
Often paired with other "child-like" motifs such as toys, or dolls.
Paper cranes are often viewed as symbols of good luck and hope, and in Japan there is a tradition known as Senbazuru (千羽鶴), or A Thousand Paper Cranes. The belief is that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes will have a wish granted to them. They are often made to encourage long and happy weddings, or given to people suffering from illnesses and hoping for a cure. . This tradition was etched into the world's collective consciousness after the devastating Sendai Earthquake of 2011, as many people banded together to build senbazuru to show support and raise awareness and money for survivors in Japan.
Motif on nagoya obi
Motif on haori
Orizuru on komon
Orizuru filled with sakura on young girl's kimono
Motif in Literature & Other Usage
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Authors & Contributors
Author/s: Diane Quintal (Moonblossom (IG Username))