We bring tsuru to our protest sites as a sign of peace and healing. You can be a part of our actions by making and stringing paper cranes.
Let’s free our cranes from quarantine and share a photo of them on social media with the hashtag #tsururising. Please indicate your location and, if you’d like, add your name or organization. You may also send your image to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a Tsuru?
Tsuru means crane in Japanese, and symbolizes peace, compassion, hope and healing. In the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding (origami), it is a popular, easy-to-learn figure that children and adults of all abilities can create.
Why We Fold
The cranes we fold today are expressions of SOLIDARITY with children, families and communities that are under attack.
National Tsuru Fold-In
to #ReunifyNow and #EndTitle42
Step One. Fold a paper origami crane. You may use any paper of any size or style, but it should be in the shape of a square. Directions for folding a paper crane can be found below.
Step Two. On the wings of your paper crane, write: “Reunify Now” and “End Title 42.”
Step Three. If you have social media, take a photo of your paper crane and post it on social media with the hashtags: #ReunifyNow #EndTitle42 and tag Tsuru For Solidarity:
- Twitter: @TsuruSolidarity
- Instagram: @TsuruForSolidarity
- Facebook: Tsuru For Solidarity
Step Four. Place your paper crane into an envelope. If you have access to a printer, feel free to include this letter addressed to the Biden administration or write your own personal message. Mail your paper crane (and letter) to the White House at the following address:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20500
Step Five (Optional). Share the photo of your paper crane on social media again on May 5 – which is Children’s Day in Japan.