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You could be the proud owner of this Precolumbian Frog Brooch! thumbnail

Remember seeing the images of the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March of 2011? On that tragic day many children in Japan’s Sendai area lost their parents. To address the urgent need of these orphaned children, Japanese origami master Mr. Makoto Yamaguchi established the Origami Caravan. Following his lead, June Sakamoto and Vicky Mihara [...]

Don’t Wait for Halloween to Fold This Bat-Winged Heart thumbnail

Love Halloween? Whatever your feelings about celebrating this holiday, you will love folding this origami heart with bat wings. Riki Saito (Japan) was inspired by Ildikó’s heart-dish, published recently in Origami Spirit. With the addition of bat wings he takes Ildiko’s origami heart to a new level. Folded from a triangular piece of paper cut [...]

Google Pays Homage to Akira Yoshizawa thumbnail

With today’s logo, Google pays homage to  Akira Yoshizawa (14 March 1911 – 14 March 2005). Paper folding master, Yoshizawa, is considered by many as the father of modern origami. Robert Lang, an origami master himself, helped Google put this together, and wrote up a description for their Doodle Blog. Read it here. In his [...]

How to Organize Unruly Desktop Nicknacks… in Style! thumbnail

I thought of many uses for Ms. Ayako Kawate’s origami accordion box when I first saw it. At the very top of my list was the possibility of organizing paperclips, pushpins, rubber bands, and other nicknacks that always clutter my desk. The box is made with as many modular containers as desired and is easy [...]

A Thousand Cranes, a book by Florence Temko thumbnail

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 [...]

My Memories of Akira Yoshizawa thumbnail

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 [...]

A Prayer for the Japanese People thumbnail

A prayer for the Japanese people and for all those affected by the March 11th earthquake.   ….     ………