Bonsall man receives 'one thousand cranes' for healing
Japanese tradition helping bring neighbors together in support of Doyall Sams
Last updated 10/8/2021 at 5:38pm
Special to the Village News
"Senbazuru" literally means 1,000 cranes in Japanese and refers not only to the wild bird, but to its delicate replication in colorful paper, in origami. The papers are individually folded to look like cranes and strung on string to create a lei. When the 1,000 are completed, tradition says the maker is granted a wish for healing.
Aki Pinda of Bonsall recalled the tradition that her grandmother shared about, and with help from her mother, aunt and cousin, completed the project in nearly two months. She recently delivered it to her neighbor, Doyall Sa...