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    World Tree of Hope 2022

    The World Tree of Hope—presented by The Rainbow World Fund led by Jeff Cotter, in collaboration with Linda Mihara of Paper Tree—is the largest origami decorated holiday tree in the world. The tree stands over 23 feet tall and is decorated this year with more than 18,000 hand-folded origami cranes. Each crane carries on its wings inscribed wishes of peace and hope for the future.

    Created annually as a symbol of global unity and world peace, the tree is a gift from members of the San Francisco LGBTQ+ and Japanese American communities to the world—given to inspire hope, love, and humanitarian action.

    For 2022, the 17th Annual World Tree of Hope Celebration was held on Monday, December 5, at Grace Cathedral. Joining emcee Donna Sachet were The Right Reverend Marc Andrus, Bishop of California; The Very Rev. Malcolm Young; Ayae Yoshimoto of the Consulate General of Japan; and origami artist Mihara. Participants also included Honey Mahogany, Dulce de Leche, Emperor Brent Daddy Munro, Empress Ehra Amaya, Tammy Lynne Hall, Leberta Lorál, and the San Francisco Boys Choir.

    Members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, including San Francisco Bay Times columnist Sister Dana Van Iquity, blessed the tree, which will be on display through January 7, 2023.

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    Published on December 15, 2022