World Origami days! – Day 1


It’s been a while since my readers have heard from me, and I’ll explain that more in a later post. For now, let’s start to celebrate World Origami Days! This origami event goes from Oct. 24 (the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer, an important figure in spreading origami in America in the 20th century) to November 11 (Origami Day in Japan). OrigamiUSA is encouraging all origami artists to spread origami happiness during this period (as you can see on their website). I can’t do too much because I am still getting over a nasty viral throat infection, but I am going to try (no promises!) to fold at least one piece of origami every day and post a photo here on my blog. Today’s fold and photo: Jason Ku’s Rhinoceros Beetle!

Folded from one sheet of paper. I followed the diagrams found in Origami Masters: Bugs: How the Bug Wars Changed the Art of Origami. I folded this from basic “kami”; next time I do it I’ll try to use something a bit thinner and more malleable, or maybe wet-fold it.

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About Matthew Green

I am an origami artist and photographer (and teacher of both), a blogger, a freelance translator, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.
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2 Responses to World Origami days! – Day 1

  1. saint707 says:

    Glad to see you back on the blog. I have missed your posts here and on GMG. I hope you heal quickly and are back to good health. Love the origami!

  2. marybethlynn says:

    I like how you posted it on the page with the photo and name of the designer and the origami book strategically placed in the back. They should pay you for the promotion. :)

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