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Origami/Orisue/Orikata/Orimono or "paper folding"

Presentation by Michael Scott

Origins of papermaking

Early documents were written on bone or bamboo. Originated in China by Ts'ai-Lun ~105 AD


One of the Four Great Inventions of Ancient China

Introduction in Japan ~AD 610 Into Central Asia by ~750 Factory in Baghdad by 793

Early Origami in Japan

Ocho and Mecho butterflies Noshi attached to gifts The Senbazuru Orikata (1797)


Senbazuru became symbols of peace Sadako Sasaki (Jan 7, 1943 ­ Oct 25, 1955)


Was one mile from ground zero

Akira Yoshizawa (14 Mar 1911 ­ 14 Mar 2005)

Akira Yoshizawa has been said to have inspired a renaissance of the craft. He introduced a useful notation for origami folds. Wet-folding technique In 1983, named to the Order of the Rising Sun In 1998, exhibit at the Louvre Created ~50,000 models...! 18 Books

Dr. Robert J. Lang (b. 1961)

An American Physicist Studied the math of origami Writes computer software to aid design of models. Applies his knowledge to other domains Eight books, many articles

Satoshi Kamiya (b. 1981)

Started practicing origami at age 2 Since then he has created hundreds of designs One book so far Best known for his design Ryujin 3.5

Fold it!

Modular origami

Loosen the restriction of using only one sheet of paper. Creation and combination of modules Use of glue, thread or other fasteners is not generally acceptable.


17 pages

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