We are happy to announce that the AniMatsuri festival is now a godparent ("vader" in Estonian, hint for the picture)! You read correctly - we have decided to support one of the inhabitants of Tallinn Zoo, a red-crowned crane (also known as Japanese crane)! As a godparent, we are helping to pay for one year's supply of food for the crane.
The red-crowned crane is a popular symbol in Asian cultures. It is the symbol of luck, longevity, fidelity, and peace. In Japanese mythology, the crane is said to live for a 1000 years and grant favors in return for acts of sacrifice. While migratory birds, in Japan, the crane mainly inhabits the island of Hokkaidō and its mating dances are a sight to see. The red-crowned crane is also on the logo of Japan Airlines and one of the most popular origami motives - in Japan, there is a belief that if you folded 1000 paper cranes, your wish will come true.
Drawing by our lovely @