In Kuwana, cranes are legendary birds - prevalent in folklore that has been handed down for generations.
In the Edo era, the head priest of Choenji temple, Gido (also known as Roko-an), devised a method by which a chain of up to ninety-seven paper cranes could be made from only a single piece of paper.

Each crane is the same and is folded in exactly the same way, but the possibilities are endless, and the final result is a unique, intricate three-dimensional structure of overlapping birds.
Finally, a hole is made through the overlapping parts, through which a string is then passed so that the finished chain can be hung.

Address: Origami Experience: Rokkaen (Kuwana-shi, Ooaza, Kuwana 663-5).

Access:
By car: About a 15 minute drive from the Kuwana Interchange (Toumeihan highway)
By train: Approx. 20 minute journey from JR Kintetsu Nagoya station to JR Kintetsu Kuwana station. From the station it’s then about a 30 minute walk.

Contact: Kuwana Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Division
Tel: 0594-24-1231
Email: kankom@city.kuwana.lg.jp

Website: http://kanko.city.kuwana.mie.jp/


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