Not Held at Japan Society – Origami Cranes as Tribute in Japan and in New York: A Talk by Kazuko Minamoto at Tribute WTC 9/11 Visitor Center

May 22, 2007
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Tuesday, May 22
7 pm

Held at Tribute WTC Visitor Center, 120 Liberty Street, NY, NY 10006 (between Greenwich and Church Streets, on the south side of Ground Zero, next to FDNY Firehouse Engine 10 Ladder 10).

Kazuko Minamoto, an educator from Japan Society gives a presentation of the meaning of origami cranes in Japan and their use as a symbol of healing and peace. The talk is designed to illuminate the recent gift of 10,000 hand-folded paper cranes that were sent to the Tribute Center from families of victims, schoolchildren, and Mizuho Bank colleagues in Japan.  The chains of origami cranes are on permanent display in the Tribute Center, along with several smaller strands of origami cranes that were left on a fence at the perimeter of the World Trade Center site in the winter of 2001.

Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are recommended.  Please call (212) 393-9160, ext. 138 to make a reservation. 


  • Tuesday, May 22, 2007
  • 7:00 pm