“As a child in Japan, I used 

to go to a temple and write 

out a wish on a piece of 

thin paper and tie it around 

the branch of a tree. Trees 

in temple courtyards were 

always filled with people’s 

wish knots, which looked 

like white flowers 

blossoming from afar.”

Yoko Ono: “All My Works Are A Form Of Wishing”. 


Yoko Ono’s interactive artwork WISH TREE (1981)  has been integral to many of her exhibitions around the world in museums and
cultural centers where people have been invited to write their personal wishes for peace and tie them to a tree branch.

Yoko has collected all the wishes – currently totalling over a million!

They are to be housed at the site of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.  

http://imaginepeacetower.com/yoko-onos-wish-trees

http://imaginepeace.com/?tag=wish-tree