19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Rainbow Paper Cranes

On the grounds of Fushimi Inari in Kyoto, there are many smaller temples one of which had this cluster of amazing paper cranes. These group of paper cranes held together by a string is also known as senbazuru or one thousand cranes. Japanese legend says anyone who folds a thousand orgami cranes will be granted a wish.

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Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Kyoto, Japan
Copyright: © Joseph McGlawn