World Tree of Hope 2017

On Monday, December 4, the Rainbow World Fund hosted their annual World Tree of Hope celebration at San Francisco City Hall. The highlight of the ceremony was decorating the holiday tree, which stands over 23 feet tall and is made up of 17,000 paper cranes and stars, making it the largest origami tree in the world. Hundreds of people joined this event to wish for world peace. Deputy Consul General Shoichi Nagayoshi also attended this ceremony and delivered remarks. He expressed his sincere appreciation to the Rainbow World Fund and the attendees, expressing his hope that all of the communities in San Francisco find harmony in their relations with one other. After the remarks, he exchanged paper cranes with Deputy Director of San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development Joaquin Torres, on which they each wrote their personal wishes.

Deputy Consul General Nagayoshi delivering remarks

Deputy Consul General Nagayoshi and Deputy Director of San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development Joaquin Torres exchanging paper cranes

(From left to right) Deputy Consul General Nagayoshi, RWF Board of Directors Karen Kai, Origami artist Ms. Linda Mihara, and Deputy Director Joaquin Torres

The largest origami tree in the world

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