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.