We will launch your dream and hope in to the Space by Space Crane!
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Application dead Line: Dec 10th, 2021 *Cranes need to arrive at LA office until Dec 13th 2021
Hosted by: Space Crane Space Crane 2021 Mission & Sakura Production USA LLC
Co-Host by: American Miyazaki Kenjin Kai (CA)
Bard College at Simon's Rock, The Early College (MA)
Management & Coordination : Sakura Production USA LLC
Sponsor : Sakura Production USA LLC
Supported by The Japan Foundation Los Angeles
UN Space Week 2021 Global Official Registration Event
Message from Scientist and Artist
Computer vision for Robotics
Space is not a suitable place for humans to stay for a long time, due to radiation etc., and instead, the space agencies around the world, such as NASA, JAXA and ESA, send spacecraft into space, and landers and rovers to planetary surfaces, as representatives of nations and of the entire world.
I believe the space crane is a wonderful opportunity to send something that represents us individually in space.
Yoshiaki Kuwata PhD
Sending something that you made with your own hands to space is a rare opportunity unless you work in the space industry. I believe this space crane project has the power to transform such rare opportunities into what everyone, regardless of their age, profession, and country, can experience in the near future.
Artificial Life researcher
CEO NeuralX Inc.
Thanks to the advancement and discovery in science, this world became such a convenient and entertaining place.
You might feel there are not much left to be done at this point; however, the fact is that there are so many unknowns when it comes to universe and human brain. I am feeling great potential in those area as an younger scientist for the contributions we may be able to bring.
PhD in Materials Science
California Institute of Technology
When transporting things to space, it is important to minimize their mass and volume. One innovative approach to achieve this is controlling the architecture of materials, represented by Origami Engineering. If you think in this way, sending space cranes is interesting from the engineering perspective as well.
Emmy Award Winner
TV Series "Black List" , "Empire"
I read an article which said that all you can hear in space is the sound you make. Sound is the vibration of air, so if there is no air in space, we will not hear any sound. Does that mean that the powerful sounds of movies or anime in space are just Imaginary sound effects？ I also read that NASA has the technology to listen to space, and they are conducting research to feel the universe with sound. It's wonderful that what we thought was impossible can be made possible by the dreams, hopes, and efforts of many people. The wishes you put in the paper cranes may come true.
New TV series "SHOGUN" (2022),
"GODZILA Godzilla" (1998),
"Letters from Iwo Jima" (2006/US)
Orizuru 2015 (2015), etc.
In Japan, "crane" means something to be
It also has the meaning of a symbol of peace brought about by the thousand cranes of the Origami Crane Girl. In order to have peace, the hearts of the people of the world must unite and wish for peace with love. Let's fold the cranes with this wish and send our wishes from the universe. I believe that this action will have a great meaning, especially now that people's hearts are in trouble due to the influence of pandemic.
Film and TV Music Composer
Japan Olympic Synchronized Team
It has been revealed that the universe has been filled with music since its birth 38 million years ago, 13.8 billion years ago. For example, I wonder if Princess KAGUYA would be pleased if I sent it out to planets where life is expected to exist.
Wouldn't it be great if Princess KAGUYA herself replied?Just thinking about it makes my heart skip a beat.
My dream is to compose music that pleases the universe.
Thirteen years ago, I applied to become astronaut but unfortunately it did not happen.
There are still many technical issues to be solved before anyone can go to space easily.
The Space Cranes are traveling through space with our wishes ahead of us.
It reminds us to do what we can do now, while dreaming about the future that will come one day.
Winner of Cannes International Advertising Festival,
Won the Audience Award for the fourth time in the history of Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia etc.
Movie "KOTO" (2016), "Gunkan Shonen" (2021) , TV "Ossanzu Love" (2018), etc.
Ever since I saw the movie "E.T." as a child, I have wondered if there is a civilization somewhere in the universe and if one day we will be able to interact with aliens. I have always wondered if there will be a day when we can interact with aliens. The desire to know the unknown is an innate human need. In movies, it is made possible through imagination. An origami crane with people's thoughts on it flies off into space. It is very cinematic and dreamy, but it is a real project. One day, aliens with origami cranes in their hands may send messages back to Earth.
NHK TV Series "Amakarashan"
Film "ULTRAMAN" , Film "Orizuru 2015"
We are able to learn the secrets of our solar system and many galaxies from the tiny, tiny fragments delivered to Earth by satellites.
These fragments may also reveal our beginnings. Just thinking about the universe makes me excited, doesn't it?