Senbazuru refers to sen - one thousand tsuru - cranes.
I'm attempting to fold 1000 origami cranes this year.
My research has revealed I need to fold all one thousand myself and they can't be given away.
First 100 of 1000. In Japan one can buy a senbazuru set which comes complete with paper, string and bead. I'm putting a recycling angle to the challenge by using only paper flyers which I can get my hands on.
Keeping with tradition I'll be stringing 25 cranes on one length of string and the 40 strings of cranes will be hung in a place where the element will act on the paper cranes and as they fray and get tattered the wish shall be released.
The story of Sadako Sasaki has made the little origami crane a symbol of peace all over the world and and I've read, that the Japanese space agency had the folding of a thousand cranes as a test for aspiring astronauts.
100 cranes folded and made, 900 to go. Would you like to learn to fold a paper crane? here's a link.