Origami Cranes


The P.K. Yonge community created over 2,000 paper cranes to install as a massive art project in the new secondary building. This is inspired by the story of Sadako Sasaki 佐々木 禎子, who folded 1,400 cranes after contracting leukemia from the radiation fallout from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 75 years ago. Our cranes will be a symbol of our hope in healing the world from COVID-19 and the many other troubles that have come about this past year, the strength of our community despite the pandemic, and our international outlook.


  1. Read the story of Sadako Sasaki from the Japanese American National Museum here.
  2. If you do not have square paper, follow the instructions from Wiki How.
  3. Using the directions in Mr. Ho’s videos below, and the Origami.me diagrams, fold paper cranes.

Mr. Ho’s Stop Motion Example

Student Animations

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