April 7, 2011
Haiga 561 Kuni Shimizu haiku - Origami cranes
Haiku and artwork by myself.
One's feeling is best expressed and communicates well when shown in action. A batch of a thousand origami cranes is traditionally an expression of sympathy and encouragement in Japan. The act of folding paper is a good way for everybody to express one's feeling. Each action is small, but precious. Each crane, when accumulated, exerts big impression.
Ramona Linke san of Germany emailed me, informing about origami cranes project. I cannot read German written on the webpage, but I am deeply grateful that people out there are taking their time to send to us Japanese good energy in the form of origami cranes.
Other than the origami cranes, people in the world are extending to us numerous helping hands, to which I bow deeply.
BTW, the lines in the haiga show the steps in holding the origami crane.