Sponsored Cranes The dream is, as many of you know, to travel to Hiroshima, Japan to fold the 1000th crane at the Children's Peace Monument. In pursuit of that, I started a GoFundMe page. With the assistance I received, plus the sale of some of my possessions, and a generous contribution from my brother, I have begun planning for that adventure. Those who contributed to the GoFundMe compaign will be listed as sponsors of cranes folded during travel to Hiroshima. This will, of course, culminate with the folding of the 1000th crane. Please take note that being listed as a sponsor does not entitle one to ownership of any part of the 1000 cranes - a flight of fancy project. I will prioritize travel activities and sponsors will be assigned based on the priority of a given activity and the amount donated. Those who donated higher amounts will be listed as crane sponsors for activities with higher priorities.
The Sponsored Cranes…
LEGO® Super Star Destroyer Purchaser$525(anonymous)
Antonio Vuittonet$5001000th Crane
Peggy Crossman Bailey$200Peace Bell
Anonymous$115(anonymous)
Joy Childers$100Visit Hiroshima Castle
Brenda Young$100たやま ぶんぐ (Tayama Bungu stationery)
Vicki Gadolin$100Atomic Bomb Dome
Ruth Parks$50Itsukushima Shrine
Masakado Nakanishi$50Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Ruth Ford$30Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
Josh Lambert$25ゲーム台東駅 (Game Taito Station)
Patricia Vuittonet$25Shukkeien
Adam Harris$20Lunch Day, 2
Highdecker James$20Dinner, Day 1
Joey Wright$20Dinner Day, 2
Jonathan Blackwell$20Bento Box
Lana Woolweaver$20Chinese Airlines
Paula Sugg$20Sanfrecce Hiroshima (Soccer Game)
Purvi Shah$20Lunch, Day 3
Keith Ridgewy$20Lunch, Day 1
Rose Jordan$20Breakfast Day 3
Leaveil Flowers$15Breakfast, Day 1
Jay Papanestor$10Breakfast, Day 2
Total $2025 Wahoo!
The Inspiration is Sadako Sasaki… a little girl, who, in 1955, at the age of 12, died from what her mother referred to as the atom bomb disease. Before her death, she folded 1000 paper cranes in the hope that she would be granted the gift of health from the gods. Her story transformed the paper crane into a symbol of hope and peace for innocent victims of war. The Goal… is to foster peace and civility via the art of origami by folding and blogging 1000 cranes. At Hiroshima, Japan… I web cast the folding, photographing, and blogging of the 1000th crane on the 1000th day of the project at the Children's Peace Memorial at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park at Hiroshima, Japan. I dedicated the final crane to Sadako Sasaki and others innocents who perish during war or from other violence. Only because of contributions made to me by family, fans, and followers of 1000 cranes - a flight of fancy did the dream to travel to Hiroshima become a reality.
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Cranes 1 - 100 cranes 101 - 200 cranes 201 - 300 cranes 301 - 400 cranes 401 - 500 cranes 501 - 600 cranes 601 - 700 cranes 701 - 800 cranes 801 - 900 cranes 901 - 1000
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. I've folded many paper cranes since I learned the way of them in the 5th grade ( years, now). It never occured to me to count them. Over the years the craftsmanship has improved, to a point. I am ever amazed by their individuality, at how variations in paper, environment, and myself contribute to produce a crane subtly different from the preceding ones. I've collected a number of books on origami and always enjoy learning new forms; however, when permitted to follow their natural inclination, my hands always return to the form I learned first and love best, the crane. Of course, origami is an art appropriate to both the dilettante and the expert. The amazing variety of form offers the artist opportunties to revel in simplicity or aspire to complexity. You choose. I mean it: choose! Find an example and start, right now. You won't regret it. I never have. Nor have my wife, children, family or friends. They delight in them. So will yours. I recently contacted Ray, the fifth-grade schoolmate who taught me how to make cranes and, at that time, made me promise to keep its way secret. He remembered me, but he did not remember having me make that promise. He happily released me from it. Yay!! I'll now point you to my pattern for an origami crane…
Mon, August 7, 2017 1:00 PM1 of 22
Bullet Train: Tokyo ► Hiroshima
新幹線: 東京 > ► 広島
Shinkansen: Tōkyō ► Hiroshima
Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM ¥27800
Sponsored by Jonathan Blackwell
about… Upon arriving in Japan, I will travel by bullet train from Tokyo to Hiroshima. This will afford me the opportunity to see the country side and enjoy (maybe) a bento box. Bento (弁当 bentō?)[1] is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice, fish or meat, with pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container. Bento: Wikipedia
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Bullet Train
新幹線
Shinkansen
Bento Box
Bento Box
Bento Box
Mon, August 7, 2017 5:00 PM2 of 22
Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima
ホテルサンルート広島
Hoterusanrūto Hiroshima
Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM0.50 miles from hotel ¥7300
about… The Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima is a short walk from the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Children's Peace Monument. I had originally planned to take up residence at a capsule hotel, but the heart attack and its aftermath inspired a new choice. I thought it might be a good idea to stay at a hotel with a 24-hour front desk and a concierge. Fortunaltey, the proximity of the Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima to monuments of interests is as good, or better, than my original selection.
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Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima
ホテルサンルート広島
Hoterusanrūto Hiroshima
Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima
Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima
Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima
Tue, August 8, 2017 8:59 AM3 of 22
Breakfast: Nurse
朝ごはん: 看護婦
Asa gohan: Kangofu
Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM0.50 miles from hotel ¥150
Sponsored by Leaveil Flowers
about… Within easy walking distance from the hotel, Nurse is the top rated breakfast restaurant on tripadvisor.com. Most of the reviews are in Japanese and their translations by google are, well, odd. For example…

Trip Advisor Reviews for Nurse In the greedy I number is very happy shop ❤ gluttonous of ❤ such menu to eat full stomach get used to clean can diet is very happy shop ❤ curry ramen is also a menu rich in shops that diet can be fun! I now expect, when I dine there, to be a greedy happy glottonous full stomach clean can diet curry ramen rich diner.
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Nurse
看護婦
Kangofu
Restaurant: Nurse: Rice and Veggies
Restaurant: Nurse: Food and Wine
Tue, August 8, 2017 9:00 AM4 of 22
Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Itsukushimajinsha
Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM15.00 miles from hotel ¥100
Sponsored by Ruth Parks
about… Wikipedia: Itsukushima Shrine Itsukushima Shrine (Japanese: 厳島神社 Itsukushima-jinja) is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima), best known for its "floating" torii gate.[1] It is in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. The shrine complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Japanese government has designated several buildings and possessions as National Treasures.
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Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Itsukushimajinsha
1996 unesco world heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine: Shoreline
Itsukushima Shrine: Harbor Gateway
Itsukushima Shrine: Lantern and Geteway
Tue, August 8, 2017 12:00 PM5 of 22
Toriiya
鳥居
Toriiya
Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM ¥200
Sponsored by Keith Ridgewy
about… Torii is a casual Japanese restaurant very close to the Istukushima shrine (the Tripadvisor pin is way off the mark!). Their speciality seems to be is oysters, served in several ways: cooked in their shells on a grill, deep-fried... I took the grilled ones, that were really big and juicy, one could season them wit local soy sauce-vinegar type sauce. Eric_Greeney, Finland - tripadvisor.com
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Tori-I
鳥居
Torii
鳥居 (Toriiya)
Tue, August 8, 2017 2:00 PM6 of 22
Visit Hiroshima Castle
広島城をご覧ください
Hiroshima shiro o goran kudasai
Open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM0.90 miles from hotel ¥370
Sponsored by Joy Childers
about… Hiroshima Castle - Wikipedia Hiroshima Castle (広島城 Hiroshima-jō?), sometimes called Carp Castle (鯉城 Rijō?), was a castle in Hiroshima, Japan that was the home of the daimyō (feudal lord) of the Hiroshima han (fief). The castle was constructed in the 1590s, but was destroyed by the atomic bombing on August 6 1945. It was rebuilt in 1958, a replica of the original that now serves as a museum of Hiroshima's history prior to World War II.
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Hiroshima Castle
広島城
Hiroshima shiro
my thoughts…
No comments, yet.
田植え、西行
Taue, Saigyō
Rice planting, Saigyo
松尾芭蕉
Matsuo Bashô
田一枚
植て立去る
柳かな
ta ichimai
uete tachisaru
yanagi kana
One field
did they plant.
I, under the willow.
Hiroshima Castle: From the River
Hiroshima Castle, Moat, Wall, Bridge
Hiroshima Castle: Interior, Hall
Hiroshima Castle: View of City
Tue, August 8, 2017 6:00 PM7 of 22
Kana Oyster Ship
かき船 かなわ
Kakibune ka na wa
Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM ¥300
Sponsored by Highdecker James
about… This restaurant started 140 years ago cultivating oyster for shipment to then-capital Kyoto. About 50 years ago they started selling directly to food-lovers in Hiroshima. The restaurant used to be a boat that is now on permanent pilings next to peace park. The food we had was excellent. ExpatDaddy - tripadvisor.com
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Kana Oyster Ship
かき船 かなわ
Kakibune ka na wa
かき船 かなわ (Kana Oyster Ship)
かき船 かなわ (Kana Oyster Ship)
Tue, August 8, 2017 8:00 PM8 of 22
Game Taito Station
ゲーム台東駅
Gēmu Taitō-eki
Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Sponsored by Josh Lambert
about… I discovered a video game from Japan called "Flip the table (in anger)." It's about a father at dinner with his family that has a sort of mental breakdown as his family and the restaurant staff give him an increasingly more difficult time. Points are gained by both striking the top of the table and flipping the table upward at just the right moment. The controller is, in fact, a table-shaped one. I. Must. Find. This. Game.
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Game Taito Station
ゲーム台東駅
Gēmu Taitō-eki
Game Taito Station
Game Taito Station
Flip the Table in Anger
Wed, August 9, 2017 8:00 AM9 of 22
Bakery Roti
ベーカリーロティ
Bēkarīroti
Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Sponsored by Jay Papanestor
about… Once again, the google translation of this restaurant's review leaves something to be desired…

It is on the way from Peace Park towards the bridge. I heard that people who were in Aloft certainly burned. The taste looks a lot like Aloft. Trip Advisor Reviews: ベーカリーロティ Well, the wares have the appearence of good taste. I do hope not to get burned, though.
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Bakery Roti
ベーカリーロティ
Bēkarīroti
(Bakery Roti)
Wed, August 9, 2017 9:00 AM10 of 22
Tayama Bungu stationery
たやま ぶんぐ
Tayama Bungu
Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Sponsored by Brenda Young
about… I have been keen on buying some origami paper in Japan in order to have a more authentic folding experience. I'm also interested to see how Japanese origami paper compares to what is generally available for sale in the United States. To find out, I plan to visit this store.
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Tayama Bungu stationery
たやま ぶんぐ
Tayama Bungu
Tayama Bungu Stationery Store
Tayama Bungu Stationery Store
Wed, August 9, 2017 10:30 AM11 of 22
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
広島県立美術館
Hiroshimakenritsubijutsukan
Open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM1.20 miles from hotel ¥510
Sponsored by Ruth Ford
about… Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum: Wikipedia The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum (広島県立美術館 Hiroshima Kenritsu Bijutsukan?) is an art museum founded in 1968. It was reconstructed in 1996. It is located near Shukkei-en in Hiroshima, Japan. I had originally planned to visit the Hiroshima Museum of Art, becuase of it's locality to my hotel and the Children's Peace Monument. The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum boasts a larger collection, especially of tradional Japanese art, so I will visit it, instead.
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Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
広島県立美術館
Hiroshimakenritsubijutsukan
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum: View Through Windows
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum: Shoreline with Gazebo
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum: Boat on Creek
Wed, August 9, 2017 1:00 PM12 of 22
Micchan total head office Hatchobori head office
みっちゃん総本店 八丁堀本店
Mitchan sō honten Hatchōbori honten
Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM ¥3000
Sponsored by Adam Harris
about… We had to wait in line or twenty minutes, but our order had already been taken, so the wait for the food in this packed restaurant was reasonable. One can watch how the food is prepared which I found interesting. The food itself was excellent and I will certainly return. Stephan1954 - tripadvisor.com
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Micchan total head office Hatchobori head office
みっちゃん総本店 八丁堀本店
Mitchan sō honten Hatchōbori honten
Cooks
An Interesting Dish
Wed, August 9, 2017 2:00 PM13 of 22
Shrunken-Scenery Garden
縮景園
Shukukeien
Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM ¥260
Sponsored by Patricia Vuittonet
about… Shukkeien's (縮景園) name can be translated into English as shrunken-scenery garden, which is also a good description of the garden itself. Valleys, mountains, and forests are represented in miniature in the garden's landscapes. japan-guid.com
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Shrunken-Scenery Garden
縮景園
Shukukeien
Shukukei-en: Pond with Foliage
Shukukei-en: Pond with Reflected Gazebo
Wed, August 9, 2017 4:00 PM14 of 22
Sushi Tei Kamiyacho
寿司亭神谷町
Sushi-tei Kamiyachō
Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM0.40 miles from hotel ¥3500
Sponsored by Joey Wright
about… A short distance from my hotel, the Children's Peace Monument, The Atomic Bomb Dome, and Hiroshima castle is Sushi Tei Kamiyacho. On tripadvisor.com, this restaurant has a 5-star rating. Not dining at a Sushi restaurant in the country of its origin seems nonsensical.
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Sushi Tei Kamiyacho
寿司亭神谷町
Sushi-tei Kamiyachō
my thoughts…
This idea had not occurred to me, until Haley and I were on the way to Rock 'n Roll Sushi, last night, to dine at a sushi restaurant during my visit to Hiroshima.
桜、スープ、サラダ
Sakura, sūpu, sarada
Cherry blossoms, soups, salads
松尾芭蕉
Matsuo Bashô
木のもとに
汁も膾も
桜かな
ki no moto ni
shiru mo namasu mo
sakura kana
Underneath the trees
soups and salads are buried
in cherry blossoms
Sushi-tei Kamiyachō: Sushi Platter
Wed, August 9, 2017 6:30 PM15 of 22
Sanfuranshisu Hiroshima VS Ganbaōsaka
サンフランシス・ヒロシマVSガンバ大阪
Sanfrecce Hiroshima v Gamba Osaka
Open 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM ¥3900
Sponsored by Paula Sugg
about… I am an avid fan of both baseball and soccer. My original plan was to attend a baseball game at Mazda Zoom-Zoom stadium, but the Hiroshima Carp will not be in town while I am there. So, I thought I might see a professional soccer game. I purchased a ticket yesterday.
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Hiroshima Arch Stadium
広島アーチスタジアム
Hiroshima āchisutajiamu
https://goo.gl/maps/VFvn9FuWo4H2
Hiroshima Big Arch
Thu, August 10, 2017 8:00 AM16 of 22
Asa gohan naka u Hiroshima Ōtemachi-ten
朝ごはん なか卯 広島大手町店
Breakfast breakfast Hiroshima Otemachi Store
Open 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Sponsored by Rose Jordan
about… (Translated by Google) I often use it. Not only offering cheapness but also challenging the price range near 1000 yen, we can enjoy Naka Ur.

The use of this store is conspicuous for foreigners. Kazuhiko Shimauchi - Local Guide
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Hiroshima Otemachi branch
なか卯 広島大手町店
Naka u Hiroshima Ōtemachi-ten
なか卯 広島大手町店 (Nakau): Meal
なか卯 広島大手町店 (Nakau): Another Meal
Thu, August 10, 2017 9:00 AM17 of 22
Atomic Bomb Dome
原爆ドーム
Genbaku dōmu
Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM0.30 miles from hotel ¥100
Sponsored by Vicki Gadolin
about… A-bomb Dome The A-Bomb Dome is a symbol of peace which most people have at least seen at one time in a picture. The building, which was designed by a Czech architect in 1915, had been used as the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. Because the blast came from almost directly above the building, it was not completely destroyed. The majority of the blast damage to the city was caused by the lateral shock wave that spread out from the hypocentre of the bomb's detonation. Atomic Bomb Dome - Dark History After the war it was eventually decided (after some initial controversy) to preserve the A-Bomb Dome for posterity as a reminder of the horrors of the bombing. Comprehensive restoration work was necessary on two occasions – in 1967 and in 1989/90. In 1996 the A-Bomb Dome was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Atomic Bomb Dome
原爆ドーム
Genbaku dōmu
1996 unesco world heritage site
my thoughts…
This is, of course, a seminal icon that inspires vastly contrasting opinions around the world. For my part, I honor and respect the preservation of this building as a reminder of the horrors of war, and of the ultimate horror, nuclear war.
61.1
61.1
61.1
正岡子規
Masaoka shiki
すゝしさや神と佛の隣同士
suzushisa ya kami to hotoke no tonaridoshi
in the coolness
gods and Buddhas
dwell as neighbors
Atomic Bomb Dome: 1945
Atomic Bomb Dome: Recent, Night
Thu, August 10, 2017 1:00 PM18 of 22
Lunch, Day 3: Nagata-ya
Lunch Day 3: お好み焼 長田屋(ながたや)
Lunch Day 3: Nagata-ya
Open 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM0.50 miles from hotel ¥2000
Sponsored by Purvi Shah
about… Our goal at NAGATA-YA is to let the people around the world know how delicious our Hiroshima style okonomyyaki is! Nagata-ya お好み焼 長田屋(ながたや) Website
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Nagata-ya
お好み焼 長田屋(ながたや)
Nagata-ya
my thoughts…
This restaurant is very close to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome, my morning and afternoon activities, repsectively. I will save time by dining at this highly recommended restaurnt.
Okonomiyaki
Restaurant Front
Thu, August 10, 2017 2:30 PM19 of 22
Peace Bell
ピースベル
Pīsuberu
Open 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sponsored by Peggy Crossman Bailey
about… This temple bell/temple hall is standing at the dearest wish of Hiroshima aiming at the creation of a world of a true peaceful coexistence without any nuclear weapons or wars, and was built as a symbol for this spiritual and cultural movement. We wish that the sound of the bell resound in each corner of the world and reach the hearts of each and every human being (on the erection on September 20, 1964, A-bomb Survivor Hiroshima Hope Fruition Society). Hiroshima - Virtual Museum
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
広島平和記念館
Hiroshima heiwa kinen-kan
Peace Bell
Thu, August 10, 2017 3:30 PM20 of 22
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
広島平和記念館
Hiroshima heiwa kinen-kan
Open 8:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Sponsored by Masakado Nakanishi
about… The museum was established in August 1955 with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Hall (now the International Conference Center Hiroshima). It is the most popular of Hiroshima's destinations for school field-trips from all over Japan and for international visitors. 53 million people had visited the museum from its opening in 1955 through 2005, averaging over one million visitors per year. The architect of the main building was Kenzō Tange. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum - Wikipedia
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
広島平和記念館
Hiroshima heiwa kinen-kan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Thu, August 10, 2017 4:00 PM21 of 22
Fold the 1000th Crane
1000番目折り鶴を折ります。
1000-Banme oridzuru o orimasu.
Open 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM0.40 miles from hotel ¥200
Sponsored by Antonio Vuittonet
about… Every year, especially on the days surrounding the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, millions of paper cranes are brought to statues of Sadako Sasaki. Simple sheets of paper are transformed into powerful symbols in the eyes of their makers. Each crane represents the hope that beats in the heart of its folder for the continuance of a deep and abiding peace. I will write ‘peace’ on your wings and you will fly all over the world. Sadako Sasaki
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The Children's Peace Monument
原爆の子の像
Genbakunokonozō
1996 unesco world heritage site
my thoughts…
The hotel I have reserved is a mere 0.3 miles from the Children's Peace Monument. I will thoroughly document the experience via video, photography, and the written word. My anticipation of this event is already significant, and I am almost an entire year from taking the trip!
宿直
Shukuchoku
night watch
ルーベン ヴィタネー
Rūben Vuittonet
no japanese
no romaji
thin sheen of moisture
watch as dusk passes to dawn
the heat rise and fall
Sadako Sasaki Statue: Children’s Peace Monument
Cranes at the Children's Monument
Thu, August 10, 2017 6:00 PM22 of 22
Dinner: Well Fried Rice
ディナー: こめ こめ しょくど
Dinā: Kome kome shokudo
Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
about… (Translated by Google) A super relatively quiet and very affordable address in the heart of Hiroshima. Bonus machine to take control with a menu translated into English! Florent Caste - Google Maps
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Well Fried Rice
こめ こめ しょくど
Kome kome shokudo
Kome kome shokudo: Meal
Kome kome shokudo: Restaurant
When you fold, the ritual and the act of creation is more important than the final result. When your hands are busy your heart is serene. Akira Yoshizawa
 
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