Friday, 8 March 2013

Origami



Origami (from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper") is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques



Tinted square paper
Bought from corner mart, folded
Will soon be called art



Scribbled
Your love across, my heart
A folded paper

Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl died of Leukemia at the age of 12 as a result of radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Before dying, Sadako folded 644 paper cranes after hearing the Japanese legend that folding 1000 cranes would cause the gods to grant her a wish.
Today school children all over Japan (not to mention the world) continue to fold paper cranes and send them to her monument in a universal wish for peace, crane being an Asian symbol of longevity.


Innocent wish
Thousand Folded cranes
Peace to world





For Haiku Heights
Pictures taken from: Google Search
Information from: Wikipedia




56 comments:

  1. Lovely set Meenakshi!

    May your soul rest in peace Sadako Sasaki!

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  2. Beautifully written. Your Haiku always conveys so many ideas in such lyrical form that it is a delight to read. As always, the accompanying pictures perfectly complement the words.

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    1. Thanks you so much for beautiful and encouraging words, I have a big smile on my face.

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  3. Ah ,this is news to me..thanks Meenakshi.

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  4. That's a beautiful composition. Never knew about this legend! Thks for sharing!

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  5. Marvellous composition. Your haikus are unique !!

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  6. Good for you Meenakshi, you're ahead of the rest of us. I love that bit about paper soon becoming art. Made me smile. ;-)
    Eliz

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    1. Thanks Eliz! Look forward to reading your version.

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  7. Lovely post, and such colorful pictures!

    Why don't you sign up for the A to Z Challenge April 2013? Your blog looks ideal for the challenge!

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    1. Thanks Damayanti for invitation, I will definitely visit the link.

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  8. Your write exquisite haiku. Words well chosen then folded and shaped to take ones breath away in the closing syllable.

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    1. Thank you so much or kind words, I try to write what I feel, I am happy you liked my effort.

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  9. Lovely...your heart art touched my heart

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  10. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful story ... The world would be so much better with peace and love ...

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    1. Thanks Amrit! I stumbled upon this story while searching net for Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing. That incident alone is enough to remind everyone of brutalities of war.

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  11. Haiku of astounding order. Writing Haiku comes naturally to you. But then, this haiku is a nice tribute to Sadako Sasaki

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    1. Thanks you so much, Sir. Your comment put a big smile on face.

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  12. so so beautiful, Meenakshi!! Artistic compositions :)
    RIP Sadako Sasaki..

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    1. You made my day, thanks for such a lovely comment!

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  13. nice haiku as always Meenakshi and yes it sa nice tribute to Sadako Sasaki

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  14. Brilliant set Meenakshi!!lovely tribute...

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  15. "innocent wish" -- so lovely. Your words, so simple and so eloquent

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  16. Enjoyed them. The first was great.

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  17. Thank you for following the tradition of writing poetry to encourage social change. Lovely reminder.

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    1. Thanks for appreciating my humble attempt.

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  18. beautiful, especially the last one!

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  19. Beautifully written, Meenakshi. Such a sad tragedy about Sadako. May her soul continue to rest in peace even as she continues to inspire the world.

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    1. There are many such unsung heroes who transcended their own limitations and became examples for other to follow. She is an painful reminder that hatred only destroys. Love and hope are the essence of creation.

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  20. Would relly like to know how do you come out with lots of haiku at such ease? It's simply amazing!!

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    1. That's so sweet, but it is really is not difficult. You also must try. But is comes with a warning; it is very very infectious.

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  21. Each set is brilliant Meenakshi :) The second haiku is truly moving !

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  22. I love these in their simplicity. Nice.

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