Every Creative Artist in any field with an attitude of inspiration and creative freak loves Origami. and thanks to Akira Yoshizawa who known as the grand master of Origami.

Born on March 14, 1911, in Kaminokawa, Japan, to the family of a dairy farmer. When a child, he took pleasure in teaching himself origami. He moved into a factory job in Tokyo when he was 13 years old. His passion for it was rekindled in his early 20s, when he was promoted from factory worker to technical draftsman.


Today’s Google Doodle : Akira Yoshizawa 101’st Birthday

Today’s Google Doodle : Akira Yoshizawa 101′st Birthday

Today’s Google Doodle : Akira Yoshizawa 101′st Birthday

The above Google Doodle created by Robert Lang.

who is Akira Yoshizawa ?

吉澤 章 Yoshizawa Akira; 14 March 1911 – 14 March 2005, He is credited with raising origami from a craft to a living art. 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. 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.
His new job was to teach junior employees geometry. Yoshizawa used the traditional art of origami to understand and communicate geometrical problems. However it was his work for a 1951 issue of the magazine Asahi Graph that launched his career although, according to another account, his first step on the professional road was a set of 12 zodiac signs commissioned by a magazine in 1954.
In 1954 his first monograph, Atarashi Origami Geijutsu (New Origami Art) was published. In this work he established the Yoshizawa-Randlett system of notation for origami folds which has become the standard for most paperfolders. The publishing of this book helped Yoshizawa out of his poverty. It was followed closely by his founding of the International Origami Centre in Tokyo in 1954, when he was 43.
Now you know who created the origami art which inspired many artist around the world, he is a really Grand master of Origami art and wet-folding.
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