A crane, or “tsuru” in Japanese, can be seen in most Japanese paintings and is another good luck charm for the Japanese. They are mainly associated with New Year and marriage. Traditional wedding kimonos commonly have embroideries containing paintings or patterns of cranes. It is a well-known belief that if you make one thousand paper cranes, your wish will come true. Thousand Origami Cranes (千羽鶴 Senbazuru) is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes (折鶴 orizuru) held together by strings often given to a person who is often seriously ill, to wish for his/her recovery. They are often created by friends/colleagues as a collective effort. Another common use is for sports teams or athletes, wishing them victories. Cranes are symbols of peace, and are often seen at places like war memorials or atomic bomb memorials.