Origami is one art that a lot of people think of when it comes to Japan. Out of those, paper crane is a classic.

Legend has it that if you fold 1000 paper cranes, your wish would come true.

In this video (see below), it's a little different...

It looks as if the cranes are dancing by themselves!


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The trick behind this is that there are electromagnets under the table, and the metal placed on the legs of the paper crane reacts to it.


Source: YouTube

These dancing cranes are created by "ugoita", a group of ordinary guys who gather during weekends to create things like this. To create this, it took them a total of 50 hours of discussion, and about 4 months to actually make it. They even made the music themselves!

We think it's an interesting 'modern' take on traditional art.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.