Origami, folding paper

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November 11 is Origami Day in Japan
where the paper crane has become a symbol of peace.

Origami day - kigo for early winter

World Origami Days, held each year from October 24–November 11, a 2-1/2 week celebration of the international community of origami!.

October 24 is the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer (1898-1992), who founded the first origami group in America. She was also one of the founders of the British Origami Society and OrigamiUSA.

source : www.origami-usa.org


Origami, maybe the first thing that comes to mind is the
1000 folded craned for Hiroshima:
Folding a paper crane is like making peace !

Hiroshima Day August 6


Shape on shape and fold on fold
Creates a world from simple mould.
In what emerges my eye can see
Bird or Beast or Geometry.

...John Smith

Japanese people love poetry and have handed down poems as well as origami models.

A paper frog jumps
Trying to win the contest
Leaping high and far.

by Jonathan

© Poems and Origami
Click on this LINK to see more poems and origami figures.


Haiga had been an interest of Mary's since living in Japan for two years. But she had never created one until needing a special wedding anniversary gift. Mary was led to use several of Chuck's published haiku for the first joint work of haiga.

Origami Haiga Book
A Collaboration By Dr. Charles and Mary Rodning


From the Daruma Museum

Daruma Origami

Daruma Papercraft

Washi, Japanese Paper and Figures

Worldwide use

Things found on the way

The Origin of Origami: Haiku
"Origami" is the first phase of an incubation effort known as “Haiku,” which Bill Gates unveiled at WinHEC last April. The concept prototype was developed by Otto Berkes, then an architect and now general manager of the Ultra-Mobile PC team, as an exploration into ideal mobile PC designs.

Haiku generated excitement, and Mitchell decided to fund a prototype that was as close to “Haiku” using readily available technology to test product concept and viability. The project proceeded with speed.

“Reflecting back, it’s amazing how quickly we went from a pure concept to products in the market,” Berkes said. “It was only about a year ago that [Gates] showed the concept, and now products inspired by that concept are going to be sitting on store shelves.” The Samsung product is expected to be available in April, with the others to follow.

The code name “Origami” will give way to manufacturers’ product names.


Origami 折紙 Six Jizo for all purposes


- source : ほうりん折紙 -

. kinun Jizoo 金運地蔵 Kin-Un Jizo for Money .


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Yoshizawa Akira 吉澤章

14 March 1911 – 14 March 2005
was considered to be the grandmaster of origami. He is credited with raising origami from a craft to a living art. According to his own estimation made in 1989, he created more than 50,000 models, of which only a few hundred designs were diagrammed in his 18 books. Yoshizawa acted as an international cultural ambassador for Japan throughout his career. In 1983, Japanese emperor Hirohito named him to the Order of the Rising Sun, one of highest honors that can be given to a Japanese citizen.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


© Photo courtesy of Marc Kirschenbaum

adult origami:
which is more fun, the folding
or the unfolding?

Larry Bole


sunny day--
floating in the sink
origami frog

--semi, WHCworkshop


origami ni yama to tani ari tsuru kaeru

in folding paper
there are mountains and valleys . . .
cranes flying home

Kawaguchi Hitoshi 河口仁志

mountains and valleys ... the ups and downs of life


Emile 02 crane

Emile 03 olifant

© Haiga by Emile Molhuysen, Delft, 2007


paper wings
and silence

- Shared by
Gennady Nov

Joys of Japan, February 2012

Related words

***** . kami 紙 paper art and craft  .


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Anonymous said...

origami pond
a frog jumps in -
sound of


Origami News said...

Origami Kaikan
If you can imagine it, you can make it
. . .
At the Origami Kaikan you can furnish yourself with everything you might need to create some truly beautiful folded paper objects. Check out what it is possible to make and get inspiration for your own work on the mezzanine exhibition floor. Here you can see some examples of amazing origami such as a wall of flags, each made out of 96 cranes folded from a single sheet of paper, or stunning dolls whose clothes look like silk. The exhibitions change every couple of months and are often focussed around a current festival or event.

Kobayashi-sensei is very hands-on in his approach to managing the Origami Kaikan.

Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

origami no oni 折り紙の鬼 Oni demons from folded paper 
There are two things made of Origami :
- - - - - Individual Oni for Setsubun
- - - - - Paper boxes to hold the beans for Setsubun
Look at the colorful collection :

Gabi Greve said...

Naomiki Sato's Origami Roses:
Create Lifelike Roses and Other Blossoms
by Naomiki Sato (Author)

This stunning book presents detailed instructions for eleven elegant and lifelike paper flower projects that will enhance any home or occasion. Paper flower expert Naomiki Sato starts by showing you how to fold seven types of paper roses using a variety of techniques for four- and five-sided blossoms, along with their stems, thorns and leaves, and how to assemble them.

Four equally exciting papercraft projects follow, showing you how to make Japanese Cherry Blossoms, Bellflowers, tropical Plumeria (Frangipani) and Bougainvillea.

Each of the eleven projects has detailed step-by-step photographs, diagrams and instructions that make these sophisticated-looking blossoms easy to make even for beginning origami folders. The book includes basic guides to paper and tools, as well as an introduction to basic origami folding techniques for novices.

at amazon com

Gabi Greve said...

本の中の「おりがみ」Origani as Illustrated in Books
The blog examines "origami paper folding art" as they are illustrated in books from their origin in the Edo period to the Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras.
Also of interest is that the idea of teaching "origami" in Japanese nursery schools and kindergartens was introduced from Germany
◆18. Der Kindergarten :
Handbuch der Frobel'schen erzeihungsmethode, spielgaben und beschaftigungen /
nach Frobels schriften und den schriften der Frau B. v. Marenholtz-Bulow bearb. von Hermann Goldammer ;
mit beitragen von B. von Marenholtz-Bulow
Berlin : C.G. Luderitz'sche verlagsbuchhandlung, C. Habel, 1874-1879
(Thanks to Yoshio Kusaba san.)