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A Thousand Paper Cranes for Japan

Today we join others in the design and illustration community who have contributed to the international flow of aid toward Japan after the tsunami disaster by offering these two small posters for sale in our shop. When you buy one, we’ll donate 90% of the proceeds ($18 each) to the American Red Cross’s aid effort in Japan, and you’ll get an 11×14″ or 13×19″ giclee print as a reminder of beauty in the face of tragedy.

In Japanese legend, anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes will be granted a wish, such as recovery from illness or long life. Cherry blossoms traditionally symbolize life’s fragility, good fortune, and the beginning of spring at winter’s end. We offer these cherry blossoms and thousand paper cranes as a prayer for healing, in the knowledge that we’re merely doing what we’d want others to do for us.

Please consider contributing in a small way to the relief and buying a poster here: http://thispapership.bigcartel.com/product/japan-tsunami-aid-paper-cranes-or-cherry-blossom-heart

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, / I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

11 Comments

  1. http://glimpseofglamour.blogspot.com/2011/03/help-japan.html

    your prints are beautiful and for such a lovely cause. i shared them today on my blog!

    xo
    sami

  2. I wrote a meditation based on this beautiful teaching….for the people of Japan in their tragedy….and for all who are in need of healing of any kind in this fragile world.

  3. Hello! This is such a lovely poster! I’d love to purchase one, but the link doesn’t work — are they not available anymore?

  4. Hey Hana! Thank you! Yeah, there was a massive amount of orders (great news) but after a while we couldn’t keep up with the pace and the cost. We ended up raising almost $2,000 for the American Red Cross to help Japan though! You can still purchase digital copies through Cause For Design which will have 100% proceeds go to Japan here: http://www.causefordesign.co/search?q=this+paper+ship

    • Thanks for your reply! I’ll order it from there. I’m from Japan (but live abroard) and I really appreciate what you guys are doing. Thank you so much!

  5. I found your design on “United Moms for Japan”. It is one of the most beautiful designs I’ve seen! My family in Japan was affected by Tsunami. Your design fill in a part of my heart that was aching for a long time. I bought your illustration and am thinking of making T-shirts to give out. Words can’ express how thankful I am for you.

    • Thank you so much for the kind words and appreciation. It makes this design all the more meaningful to us. We’re so glad it could be an encouragement to you and your family. God bless you!

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