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In this post Ronald Koh shares his challenge with serious health issues and the path to recovery through his passion for origami. It is an inspiring example of inner strength and perseverance. Origami and me Origami has been a large part of my life for as long as I can remember. It was a love [...]

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Aside from being a symbol of world peace, health, and  long life, the origami crane has come to signify the art of paper folding itself. This idea is reinforced in a new edition of the book A Thousand Cranes: Origami Projects for Peace and Happiness by the prolific origami creator and author, Florence Temko. Book [...]

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Friedrich Fröbel (1782-1852), educator, crystallographer, and originator of the kindergarten concept, was one of the first to point to the creation of folded patterns like these featured here. Using white paper only, Fröbel created his own unique collection of folded forms of beauty, as he called them. In the book Extreme Origami author Kunihiko Kasahara displays [...]

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What can we do with that ever-increasing inventory of finished origami models? Here are some ideas: 1.Document If you like a particular model, keep one that’s nicely folded and on it write the model name, the designer, and where to find diagrams. 2. Display Photograph models and share them on personal Flickr and Facebook albums. [...]

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The 14th of March this year was a special day for all of us in the origami community: it was the centenary anniversary of the birth of Akira Yoshizawa, origami grandmaster, who is considered by many as the father of modern origami. In 1997 I had the opportunity to meet Master Yoshizawa, in person, when [...]

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A few nights ago, my husband captured this quiet moment as I folded paper. Origami is a gentle source of joy and inner peace. . . . . Photo © John Sutton . . . .

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This article was written and shared in the Origami-List by Larry Wood and is posted here by permission. —— Can the folding of paper or the practice of Origami be of benefit to our health? Yes, the practice of Origami can be beneficial to our health. A recent AARP (American Association of Retired People) article entitled, [...]

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Origami is portable. You can practice it anywhere. Origami relieves stress. You can focus on the present moment and feel at peace. It is meditative. Origami is affordable. You don’t need expensive materials. Origami is artistic. It’s poetry with paper. You can play with colors, textures  and shapes. You can even put out a performance! [...]