What A Lovely Gesture!

1 Nov

BYAZvb6IcAAM9u1A Japanese fan sent El Pirata a Senbazuru  (1,000 paper cranes). The senbazuru given as a gift symbolizes a wish for good luck or a quick recovery from an illness/injury among other things. He posted a picture of them on Twitter. Animo Pirata!

(I’m sure some of our Japanese watishistas could do a better job than I did of explaining the tradition, so please feel free to in the comment section!)

– Lozil

8 Responses to “What A Lovely Gesture!”

  1. Madridista14 November 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    This is the most adorable thing.

  2. Beta November 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    I am not Japanese, but I guess this can help: http://janmstore.com/tsuru.html

  3. GinaM November 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    My friend had cancer and on her first surgery my Japanese friend did the same thing but made a lantern of them on hanging strings.

  4. Mehreh November 1, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    well after the update the other day that he was SWEATING SADNESS, i feel like the entire pirata fan girl nation decided it was time to help him be happy.

  5. mygypsyspirit November 1, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    There’s a book called Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. It’s the true story of a girl that lived in Hiroshima and was diagnosed with Leukemia about 10 years after the bomb. Very short but very emotional. I’ve read it quite a few times since I was about 12 years old.

    On a happier note, I think this is an really sweet gesture for Pirata. I can imagine he cried tears of joy then wrote a poem about it, that Leiva will turn into a song.

    • Mehreh November 2, 2013 at 12:32 am #

      That book still stays with me. I read it as a kid and it’s still really powerful.

  6. Christine November 1, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

    How sweet.

  7. Nooria November 3, 2013 at 1:38 am #

    Aww…this is too sweet 🙂

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