Akira Yoshizawa 1911 - 2005

Akira Yoshizawa, Japan (1911-2005), is credited with reinventing the field of origami in the 20th century. The creator of thousands of origami designs, he also pioneered paper sculpting and stabilization techniques such as wet-folding, and along with Sam Randlett devised the symbol system used in origami folding diagrams to this day.

Photo: Warhaftig-Venezian

Dogs, Akira Yoshizawa (1911-2005), Japan, 1955-1960
Cocker Spaniel: L: 15.8 cm. Folded from a single uncut square.
Japanese Dog: 16.2 cm. Folded from 2 squares

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