The Legend The Crane.

Ancient crane

The significance of the crane transverses many cultures, dating back to ancient times.
Throughout Asia, the crane is a symbol of happiness and eternal youth.

Dancing cranes

Greek and Roman myths portray the dance of the cranes as a celebration of life and love, with the crane often associated with Apollo.

Crane holding stone

A crane holding a stone in its claw is a well-known symbol in heraldry, and is known as a crane in its vigilance.

 

In Japan the crane is looked on as a mystical and holy creature, said to live for one thousand years.
Legend promises that those who fold one thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish. These cranes are given as a token of luck. Fathers would fold a thousand cranes to give to daughters on their wedding day wishing the couple one thousand years of happiness and prosperity. An origami crane is given to a newborn baby for luck and a long and happy life. Hanging an origami crane in your home is a powerful lucky charm. Many years ago Monks would hang paper cranes in the monastery gardens and as the paper weathered it was considered a sign that their prayers had been released…