The art of origami is synonymous with Japanese culture. The act of folding 1000 paper cranes is said to bring good fortune and good health, 1000 representing the life of the mystical crane. The act of folding 1000 cranes was popularized by Sasaki Sadako, who was caught up in the bombing of Hiroshima and died of Leukamia aged 12. They are a powerful and evocative symbol.
Join creative artist Lesley Graham to learn this ancient art make a paper crane to take home. This activity is free with museum admission, and is suitable for children with some dexterity.