• Kyodo


Numerous origami cranes spanning the colors of the rainbow have been sent from around the globe to cheer up passersby in the Miyagi Prefecture town of Minamisanriku, which lost its “color” after the devastating tsunami on March 11, 2011.

Chains of the paper birds, sent by individuals and schools from across Japan and overseas with handwritten messages of support and encouragement to the tsunami-ravaged town on their backs, are being strung along a wall by a national road running through it. The chains have been hung on 14 large panels that read “Zen-sekai-no-minasan-arigato!” or “To all around the world, thank you!”

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