Seasons greetings, Rebuilders! Students from Tohoku University of Art & Design are busy putting the final touches on the Sendai Paper Crane Sculpture. The installation, to be unveiled at a public ceremony in January, is composed of over 100,000 of your paper cranes! We just received an update from the students and wanted to give you one last sneak peak before the sculpture is finished - enjoy!
The Paper Crane World Map
One key element of the sculpture is a paper crane world map. Dozens of cranes compose a series of vertical streams -- together, they represent the world of support that you gave to your Japanese peers. Here, students are assembling the streams.
Paper Crane Elements
The atrium of the Sendai train station will also be filled with a number of other paper crane elements, like these flowing streamers.
Getting ready to ship the completed product on the final day of construction
Stay tuned for video and pictures from the unveiling ceremony!
While the paper crane challenge is now closed, you can continue to make a difference in the lives of your peers. Check out our open challenge, One Million Bones, and see how you can raise awareness and critical funds to end humanitarian crises in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo!