Cookie Anderson’s interest in origami began in 1972 when she visited Japan. Cookie learned how to fold the crane which is a symbol of long life in Japan. Since then Cookie has folded over 71,000 cranes. When Cookie completed her first 1000 cranes she give them to a peace maker. Notable recipients have been Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, Joan Baez to name a few. Cookie has pictures of each with their cranes. Cookie Anderson has taught origami in schools and at peace events.