Shrine with Origami Cranes

Origami Cranes at Shinto Shrine
Fuji NPH 400 // Mamiya 7 // 43mm // Tokyo, Japan. 2016

Colourful collections of origami cranes are often found in Shinto shrines around Japan. The Japanese word for crane is tsuru.  The crane is a symbol long life, happiness, peace and good luck. In Japanese folklore, the crane was thought to live for a thousand years, which is why it’s a symbol of longevity.

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