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Princeton Paper Crane Project Pop-Up
Jan 8, 2021
Come see these spectacular cranes through the window all winter long at 69 Palmer Square West!
“In Japanese culture, the crane is a symbol of longevity and peace. Senbazuru (a thousand cranes) is a well-known tradition that promises to grant a wish to anyone who folds 1000 cranes. The Princeton Paper Crane Project was developed as a symbol of hope in the middle of a global pandemic, amid protests against racial inequality, economic hardship, and uncertainty around every corner.
The idea was to ask the community to send in paper cranes that they could personalize with images, messages, names of love ones, etc., so we could make a collective, communal wish. We received almost 18,000 cranes that were displayed at the Arts Council of Princeton. We are still grappling with the same uncertainties months later. We hope that these beautiful cranes, now moved to 69 PSW in the heart of Princeton, can continue to evoke this celebration of love, eternal strength, and resiliency of the human spirit to all who walk by.”
See behind the scenes photos on Instagram: @princetonpapercraneproject