Origami Japan

How To : Fold a Japanese-style paper crane for Origami Day

November 11th isn't just Veterans Day— it's Origami Day in Japan, where they celebrate the traditional art of paper folding. November 11th is also the last day of World Origami Days, a 2-1/2 week celebration held internationally. So, you haven't folded anything? Better get cr ...more

How To : Origami a traditional Japanese crane or tsuru

Watch this instructional origami video to fold a traditional Japanese origami crane. Tsuru is the Japanese word for crane. In Japan cranes are considered a national treasure and regarded as symbols of good luck and longevity. Fold a few origami cranes and give them to your fri ...more

How To : Make a Japanese origami flying cockroach/cicada

A cicada is a fancy term for a flying cockroach, and though it may seem strange - not to mention disgusting - to want to make a cockroach replica out of paper, we promise that the paper version is much cuter and won't pee on you like the real ones would. Watch this origami tu ...more

How To : Fold a Japanese origami Children's Day carp

In Korea and Japan a special holiday called Children's Day is celebrated. Like Mother's Day or Father's Day in the United States, the occasion honors one particular family member, or members, with gifts and special parades or events. While it sucks that no such day exists her ...more

How To : Fold an origami cicada (locust)

It's difficult to tell exactly where Origami got its exact origin. Some would believe Japan, some China, and others even believe Germany. What is known is that it has been around for centuries and is one of the oldest forms of arts and crafts. Today, the looks are more modern ...more

How To : Fold an erupting origami volcano

This video is about making an origami of a volcano. The video begins with aliMcRose talking about the geographical formations of Japan and then she shows a finished origami. The materials required are one piece of two sided paper and a pair of scissors. Fold the piece of paper ...more

How To : Origami delicate little flowers

All coloured patterns are drawn by hand for making these origami flowers. The flower looks like a daffodill but it's slightly different. Design: Joost Langeveld This is an origami tutorial brought to you by Joost Langeveld origami, a dutch origami artist. Joost offers some of ...more

How To : Origami a bomber jet with Joost Langeveld

Origami plane designed by Joost Langeveld. This bomberjet is pretty easy to fold. This is an origami tutorial brought to you by Joost Langeveld origami, a dutch origami artist. Joost offers some of the prettiest, most creative models. Joost has been doing origami for seven ye ...more

How To : Origami a toucan with Joost Langeveld

Funny origami toucan designed by Joost Langeveld. This is an origami tutorial brought to you by Joost Langeveld origami, a dutch origami artist. Joost offers some of the prettiest, most creative models. Joost has been doing origami for seven years and about a year and a half ...more

How To : Origami an amaryllis with Joost Langeveld

Origami amaryllis folded and designed by Joost Langeveld. The stem for this flower is made of two large papers. The flowers themselves are not very difficult to fold. This is an origami tutorial brought to you by Joost Langeveld origami, a dutch origami artist. Joost offers s ...more

How To : Origami a tiger lily with Joost Langeveld

Folding this tiger lily is almost the same as folding a normal origami lily, but for this tiger lily a hexagon shaped paper is used. Design: Joost Langeveld This is an origami tutorial brought to you by Joost Langeveld origami, a dutch origami artist. Joost offers some of the ...more

News : Where did Origami start?

If one asks where origami originated from most people will answer "Japan". But is this really the right answer? To find the answer you have to first find out what we're talking about if we say "Origami". Is Origami everything that has to do with folding a flat form in a certa ...more

How To : Fold an origami boar from the Chinese zodiac

In China and Japan there exists a special zodiac quite different from that which we have in the states. The Chinese zodiac consists of twelve animals, each animal representing one year in the constant twelve year revolution. Now that Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbi ...more

How To : Origami a pet fish

The most popular pet fish in Japan is the koi, which is symbolic of family, as well as strength and perseverance. And with a little perseverance, you can fold make a whole origami koi family of your own.

News : Origami X-Ray Skeletons of Endangered Animals

The ancient craft of origami gets an update in Oritsunagumono, where environmentalism meets photoelectricity for the first time. Its name translates into "things folded and connected," and its agenda aims to bring awareness of the environmental impact of pollution to native ma ...more

How To : Fold a simple dog from the Chinese zodiac

In China and Japan there exists a special zodiac quite different from that which we have in the states. The Chinese zodiac consists of twelve animals, each animal representing one year in the constant twelve year revolution. Now that Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbi ...more

How To : Origami paper

In these videos, you will get an introduction to the art of origami. Origami, a form of visual representation defined by the folding of paper, originated in Japan in the 1600s. Part 1 of 13 - How to Origami paper. Origami paper - Part 2 of 13. Click through to watch this video ...more

News : The story behind Sadako

Sadako Sasaki was a Girl from Japan who apperently survived the dropping of the A-Bomb over Hiroshima unharmed. But when she turned twelve it became obvious that she had leukemia as an aftermath of the A-bomb. As she was in hospital friends visited her and one of them folded a ...more

News : Paper Airplane Guru Sets New World Record

Takuo Toda broke his previous Guinness World record of 27.9 seconds in flight this past Sunday. The paper airplane virtuoso, head of the Japan Origami Airplane Association, aimed to reach a 30 second long flight with his 10-centimeter-long paper aircraft. Unfortunately, he did ...more

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