Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Akira Yoshizawa's 101st Birthday

Google Doodle today March 14, 2012 in New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Timor Leste, Japan, Hong Kong, ect come with a theme Akira Yoshizawa's 101st Birthday. Google logo made of origami. That origami art by Robert Lang.

Who is Akira Yoshizawa?
Akira Yoshizawa (吉澤 章 Yoshizawa Akira; 14 March 1911 – 14 March 2005) was considered to be the grandmaster of origami. He is credited with raising origami from a craft to a living art. 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. 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.

Akira Yoshizawa and his works of origami

via wikipedia.