Legend about 1000 cranes (18)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-11-24 22:02 ID:SeQP6nQN

... an ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane...

I googled like crazy few days, but I cant find this legend. Only that there is such legend, and Sadako's story. Maybe somebody can help?

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-11-26 18:34 ID:tpT+BxZk

interesting. when someone find's a source for this, i will do it. even of course i know nothing will happen. ;)

3 Name: Otakun : 2008-11-27 09:21 ID:k2gxifPt

The legend goes for what I can remember:

Whosoever folds 1000 paper cranes, so pleases the gods and is granted one wish.

Either way 1000 cranes = 1 wish lol, I'm on 250 myself

4 Name: Extreme : 2008-12-03 22:52 ID:m9ZKPvJm

I did it, by myself...
Does not work... ;_;

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-12-04 16:03 ID:Heaven

When dealing with gods, maybe it helps to be a patient.

And maybe they're just not used to people folding paper cranes anymore.

Or they started the whole thing as a joke, thinking nobody would ever do that much origami just to get something they could probably get by applying themselves in other areas... XD

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-12-04 16:04 ID:Heaven

>>5 here.

Maybe it helps to be patient, not A patient, I meant... -_-;

Unless that's mental patient.

7 Name: eebs : 2009-08-07 11:59 ID:lb6bR5ei

i had a friend who tired it out, didn't get his wish to happen, though he did get into origami a lot after. doing all sort of models such as dragons and other birds

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-08-07 19:27 ID:Heaven

If you make 500 cranes, will you get half a wish? Or is it an all-or-nothing deal? If you could make more than 1000 wishes for extra wishes, that'd be awesome.

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-08-07 19:27 ID:Heaven

s/1000 wishes/1000 cranes/

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-08-10 15:10 ID:Heaven

You are wrong, something will happen, because it always happens, unless you expect that folding 1000 cranes will stop the universe (thus ending time). I'm joking of course, but do you see?

750 more to go.

You're awful at counting. Every time you went to the toilet you forgot the number and came out with a bigger one. You haven't folded 1000 cranes yet. Start over!

Patient and count better, go to the toilet less. Gods are used to anything, anytime.

Your friend had secretly wish to get into origami, and lied to you about his wish.

There used to be an offer of 2 wishes in 1500 cranes, but once more people started doing it, 1000 cranes, that's it. Can't afford to overload the system, plus we've got to keep an eye for competition.

Not everyone understands regular expressions. You meant 'cranes instead of wishes in >>8'.

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-09-28 18:37 ID:AOdnk3My

But can more than one person fold the total 1000 cranes and have a group wish? Or is it just a one-person deal?

12 Name: Meeps : 2009-10-21 07:32 ID:9r9a5sXi

I also remember reading something about how a wife was supposed to fold 1000 for her wedding? :/

When in grade-school I read Sadako's story, (to much crying) I tried it out. I only got to about thirty. (We had really large pieces of origami paper, but maybe I'll try it again? c: )

13 Name: Hlls : 2009-11-29 06:02 ID:a3zFlZdt

If 2 people make 1000 origami cranes will they still get to make 1 wish.

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-12-16 23:50 ID:wScp4oJ3

What if 1000 people make one origami crane each?

15 Name: Shi-chan : 2012-09-19 11:44 ID:rxSxSXRo

You do realize that the cranes have to be left exposed to the elements to weather away while releasing the wish. So you DO have to be patient. I have made over 870.

16 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-08-25 21:57 ID:tAILP9xD

Well, did anyone ever finish this? Does it work?

17 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2014-05-22 21:11 ID:XON3fT5S

while you make them, for it to work best you have to believe with such certainty that you feel your wish has already been granted
if you've started this you already half-believe it, you have nothing to lose by completely believing it

18 Name: Bitch : 2014-07-31 20:12 ID:Heaven

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