Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Google is honoring Akira Yoshizawa.

Would have been 101 year's old today. (14 March 1911 – 14 March 2005)

Who is he? Well he is just about the greatest origamist. Considered to be the grand master of origami and has created an estimated whopping 50,000 origamis in his lifetime.
With only a few hundreds documented in his 18 books.

He was bestowed the "Order of the Rising Sun" by the emperor Hirihito in 1983. The highest honour to be given to a Japanese citizen.

He was a great cultural ambassador for Japan, bringing origami from a craft to living art.

In his honor, today, Google doodle is featuring Akira Yoshizawa.

image via origami spirit

The origami crane diagram, using the Yoshizawa-Randlett system

image via gilad's origami page


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