According to a widespread belief in the Anatolia, crane birds are the symbol of good luck, happiness, and prosperity, and sacred animals. Crane birds are usually used to symbolize Purity, honesty, loyalty, patience, love, honor and freedom.
It is believed that people that hunt these birds will be followed with bad luck. If a crane bird creates a nest on your house or in the garden it is believed that it will bring luck and fortune to these people. This belief was also present in the Ottoman empire, it became the symbol of victory, The symbol was worn by hearth by the janissary. It is known that the Janissaries wore a feather on their foreheads for good luck.
In the Japanese culture the Crane bird is the symbol for longevity, happiness, beauty, luck and fertility.
According to Japanese legends, the person who folds a thousand origami crane birds is entitled to make a wish. The person who attempts to achieve this can get help from friends and family. The more people help the construction of a thousand origami crane birds, the greater the value.