One question we get a lot is- why did we choose an origami crane for our logo?
Our logo is inspired by the ancient Japanese tradition of senbazuru (paper cranes), enabling our community through trust and transparency, one workplace at a time.
In many Asian countries, paper cranes symbolize hope and healing in challenging times. Traditionally, it was believed that if one folded 1000 origami cranes, one’s wish would come true.
This legend took shape in the life of Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl who survived the devastation of Hiroshima. She was diagnosed with leukemia at 12, an unfortunate result of nuclear radiation.
Influenced by senbazuru, Sadako decided to fold 1000 cranes, hoping that her wish to live would come true. Unfortunately, she was only able to fold 644 cranes before she passed away.
There is now a statue of Sadako in Hiroshima Peace Park — a little girl standing with her hand outstretched, holding a paper crane.
Every year, the entire Japanese community comes together to fold and drape thousands of paper crane wreaths over her statue.
The memorial reminds us of the horrors perpetrated by violence and abuse of power. But more importantly, it is a testament to survivors about the strength of finding their voice and community- the foundation of TrustIn’s work.
At TrustIn, we envision a world where everyone feels safe and empowered to pursue their goals. If you’re looking for something to keep yourself and those around you occupied while we #StayAtHome, we suggest you give the TrustIn origami crane a try!
This simple exercise takes no more than fifteen minutes, and can be very useful in helping you focus and manage moods.
Go on, make one. Or five. String them together and tag us @TrustIn_Tech in your pictures!
In times like these, filled with uncertainty and pain, we’re once again reminded that we’re only as strong as the entire community, that individual #SocialSolidarity ripples into safety for all.