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Green Elementary Students Embrace “Senbazuru” for Japan

March 23, 2011

Cranes folded by a Green Elementary student

A group of John Green Elementary School parents, moved by the tragic earthquake and tsunami that recently devastated Japan, have rallied Green students to create 1,000 origami cranes – the ancient Japanese tradition of Senbazuru. Senbazuru promises that a person who folds 1,000 cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or disaster.

Every student at Green is participating, with parents and 5th graders helping the younger students. In addition, students will also write “Wish for Japan” notes to accompany the project. Viewing of the project will take place on the same evening as Green Elementary’s Art ‘N Action Art Show (currently scheduled for Thursday May 5). Parents will shortly be receiving letters home about the project. Dublin Elementary School is considering a similar initiative.

Families are also asked to donate whatever they can to the Japanese Cultural Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) which will ensure that 100% of donations go directly to help victims of the tragedy.

Thank you to Lisa Doherty for providing information regarding this project.

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  1. Ryan permalink
    March 24, 2011 5:11 pm

    This, is the awesomest thing in Dublin history I’ve heard about. I might try getting classmates at FMS to do this. 🙂


    • Lisa Doherty permalink
      March 27, 2011 3:00 pm

      Ryan – If you need any of the fliers, teacher info or other doc’s email me and I will send you all the doc’s I made. I hope you guys do it too. 🙂 Lisa

      • Ryan permalink
        April 6, 2011 2:33 pm

        What is your email address?

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