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The online magazine HIGHLIGHTING JAPAN

December 2021

THE DIVERSE WORLD OF ORIGAMI

Cover December 2021

INDEX

  • THEME FOR DECEMBERTHE DIVERSE WORLD OF ORIGAMI

    Origami, the art or craft of folding paper, has been enjoyed in Japan for several centuries and is now a popular pastime in many countries around the world. Origami takes on many forms, both simple and complex, and even finds application in space technologies. In this month’s issue, we introduce the diverse world of origami.

     

FEATURES

  • The World of Origami

    An interview with Yamaguchi Makoto, origami artist and Board of Directors President for the Japan Origami Academic Society

  • “Super Complex” Origami

    The “super complex” origami works of Kamiya Satoshi have won him many fans around the world.

  • The Leading Expert in Unit Origami

    Fuse Tomoko is an origami artist who specializes in “unit origami.”

  • Artist Creates Origami with Washi He Makes Himself

    Arisawa Yuga became a washi papermaker to better create the origami he visualizes.

  • Origami Techniques Applied to Space Development

    How origami techniques are being applied in space technologies

  • Renzuru: Linked Origami Cranes Made from a Single Sheet of Paper

    Efforts are under way to revive the creative origami style of renzuru, or interlocked cranes.

  • Making Origami Cool

    Papers pre-printed with colorful images and patterns are opening up a new world of origami.

  • “Origami Is for Anyone, Anywhere, Any Time!”-The History and Activities of OrigamiUSA

    Introducing OrigamiUSA, one of the largest origami organizations in the world

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