The crane is traditionally held, in Japanese society, to represent long life, happiness and good fortune. Symbols of the crane are often used at weddings, as the crane mates for life, representing a deep value for the family.

The cranberry is so-called because of the fact that so many grow in marshes inhabited by Cranes who enjoy eating them.  The word comes from the 17th word “kranbeere”.


The crane may be the oldest bird on earth, dating back sixty million years. It is associated with a long list of ancient customs and legends.

Traditional Asian cultures the Crane is associated with longevity, health, happiness, wisdom, peace and good luck.


Blue represents: Blue is the color for meditation and spiritual expansion. Blue relaxes the mind and controls the throat chakra, which is the creative power center. Blue is the color for truth, devotion, calmness, and sincerity. Blue is the color of intuition and the higher mental faculties. Blue promotes solitude, meditation, and independence.

Gold represents:  Gold is the color to help awaken the individual’s own healing abilities to assist the body in restoring homeostasis. It can also awaken renewed enthusiasm. Gold also harmonizes the mind and affect the endocrine systems. Gold strengthens all fields of the body and spirit.

Sliver represents: Female energy, cycles, rebirth, reincarnation, healing of hormonal imbalances, emotional stability, intuition. Silver is the color of peace and persistence.

Copper/Bronze represents: Love and passion, for positive relationships in love, friendship and business, career promotions, negotiations.

Red represents: vitality and power. Red is the color of energy.