Cranes on the Square @ Copley Square

  • March 10, 2013 · 10:00 AM

[masked] 東日本大震災から2年、被害地の復興、被害にあった人々の生活と心の復興を願いつつ、

Paper cranes are a symbol of peace, harmony, and hope in Japan. "Cranes on the Square" is an event to commemorate the second anniversary of the great Japan earthquake and tsunami. It is centered around an interactive display where passersby will participate in making paper cranes, which they will then add to the display. Tables will be set up, cork styrofoam panels will be placed on the plaza, and as participants fold the paper cranes they will use skewers to stick the paper cranes onto the panels. As more people participate, the panels will fill with paper cranes. The goal of the event is to get the public involved in an activity that will bring awareness to the tragedy that occurred in Japan two years ago. After the event, the paper cranes will be given to the Japanese Consulate to be delivered to the victims in Japan.

The event will take place on the plaza of Copley Square in Boston on Sunday, March 10th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. People are welcome to simply stop by to fold their own paper crane or, if they know how, to teach others.

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  • Mariiiko

    Hi Bob! Thank you for inviting me. I will be sending people there, as I cannot be there due to work. I would still love to make cranes on a different date, if that's possible. Also, I have a few events coming up to commemorate 3.11, and we'll be making "quilt" and people will have a chance to write a message or create a design on square pieces. We'll be hand-delivering the finished quilt to an elementary school or organization in the disaster-affected area. Hope you can join us!

    3/9 - 6 to 9:30pm - AUCTION NIGHT to benefit the tsunami orphans
    3/11 - 7 to 8:30pm - Memorial service and community gathering
    3/23 - 11:30am to 12:30pm - TALK: Disaster Management, by the Office of Emergency Management, City of Boston

    Hancock 309 Gallery
    305 Hancock St., Dorchester, MA 02125

    1 · March 6, 2013

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  • Bob G
    Assistant Organizer
    Event Host

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