From Our Art Teacher: Community Wishing Wall Project
Thu, Nov 19 8:28am

The tradition of Wishing Walls exists in many forms in cultures and religions around the world. Wishing Walls are a place where people can come to write a wish, prayer, message, hopes, gratitudes or dreams for the future on an item and attach it to a wall or other surface with the many wishes of others. Here are some examples from around the world.

The wishing tree full of wishing bags in Jinli Street, Chengdu, China 


Ema (picture-horse - wooden plaques) at Kasuga-taisha Shinto shrine in Nara, Japan

New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall in Times Square, NYC, USA



Prayer ribbons at the DMZ, South Korea

 

We are making our own Wishing Wall at Edison for everyone to contribute to, both the Edison family and the larger community. Our wall will grow on the street side of the chain link section of fence bordering the school yard on Pearl Street. You will find ribbons, Sharpies and hand sanitizer attached to the fence. Please come by and write your message on a ribbon and attach it to the fence, starting Wednesday, November 18th. Remember to social distance and use the hand sanitizer before and after attaching your message!

 

- Ms. Olsson