In the summer of 2020, the Arts Council of Princeton partnered with Miya Table & Home to present The Princeton Paper Crane Project, a community effort to express our grief and honor lives lost, but also to celebrate love, eternal strength, and resilience of spirit. The finished project acted as a collective wish of hope and peace for all.
The crane, in Japanese culture, is a symbol of longevity and peace. Senbazuru (a thousand cranes) is a well-known tradition in Japan that promises to grant a wish to anyone who folds 1,000 cranes. The Arts Council joined in creating this one-of-a-kind project to make a collective wish for health and peace.