I read that in Japanese culture when someone folds a thousand cranes (Senbazuru in Japanese), they can be granted a wish by a crane. Such a gift is usually given to friends or family to wish them a long life, happiness, luck, or well-being.
Here is a close-up of some of the cranes. They can be folded with solid color paper or those with designs like kimonos patterns.
Skilled origami artists can fold these miniature cranes.
Do you see the difference in size? Click here to fold your own thousand cranes step-by-step.