|The Origami Crane, Y Craen Origami
Project supported by Pembrokeshie County Council./ Cefnogir y prosiect gan Gyngor Sir Penfro
|The Origami Crane
The crane is the most well known origami shape. In Japan it is the
symbol for long life and happiness also because of its’ history with
Hiroshima it has become a symbol for peace.
Sadako Sasaki was a Japanese girl who was two years old when an
American atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, near
Ten years later because of the effects of the bomb she was given only a year to live.
She heard that if a person could make origami 1000 cranes then they
would be granted a wish. Her wish would be eternal world peace. Sadako
made 644 cranes before she died.
After her death, Sadako's school friends finished making the paper cranes .
In 1958, a statue of Sadako holding a golden crane was unveiled in the
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. This is a symbol of peace for the world
|Y Craen Origami
Y craen yw'r siap origami mwyaf adnabyddys . Yn Siapan Mae yn symbol o
hapusrwydd a bywyd hir , ac hefyd oherwydd yr hanes yn Hiroshima mae
wedi dod yn symbol o heddwch.
Merch dwy flwydd oed Siapaneaidd oedd Sadako Sasaki pan ollyngwyd bom
atomig Americanaidd ar Hiroshima ar Awst 6ed, yn 1945 ger ei chartref.
Deng mlynedd yn ddiwedderach oherwydd effaith y bom rhoddwyd ond blwyddyn iddi fyw.
Clywodd hi os gallai rhywun wneud 1000 o graeniau origami ,byddai'n
cael ei dumuniad. Ei dymuniad hi oedd byd o heddwch tragwyddol .
Gwnaeth Sadako 633 craen cyn iddi farw.
Ar ol ei marwolaeth gorffennodd ffrindiau ysgol Sadako y creiriau papur.
Yn 1958, dadorchuddiwyd cerflun zes o Sadako yn dal craen aur ym Mharc Coffa Heddwch Hiroshima .Symbol o heddwch ar gyfer y byd.
Artist, Ruth Goodger and willow craft artist, Helen Campbell took part
in a fascinating project as part of AKIN while the visiting Japanese
artists were here in Pembrokeshire.
The photo of the finished crane in the AKIN Exhibition in Tregwynt Mansion
|Crane Project Evaluation
The workshops were held in the Fishguard Town Hall during the Farmers'
Market, the Ocean Lab in Goodwick and finished in Tregwynt
Mansion were the decorated crane sculpture was exhibited in the
AKIN exhibition which enabled maximum public exposure of the project.
The crane was designed and crafted by renowned willow artist Helen
Campbell. This 6 foot tall representative structure was then
personalised by workshop participants weaving many small triangular
shaped papers through it representing its wings. I demonstrated both
painting and Shodo techniques for the decoration.
Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the nuclear bomb fell on her home
town in Japan. When she became ill she started to make thousand paper
cranes in the belief that she would be then granted a wish- her wish
was for world peace. Although she did not live to complete 1000
her class mates continued her the task on her behalf.
This story is relevant on many levels in today’s world where peace
seems to becoming increasingly elusive. This young girl’s attempt
to make an impact in an adult world resonated with all those who took
part in the workshop who were able to carry the quest for resolution of
conflict and the search for peace.
By engaging in this endeavour children and adults alike tried new
artistic methods with different mediums on a variety of surfaces.
Some chose to copy the Japanese word for peace, others drew crane
feathers and some simply drew smiley faces with their names on. The
experience focussed attention on the need for unity and collaboration
between nations and between each other.