Akira Yoshizawa

Artist, Organization founder

1911 – 2005

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Who was Akira Yoshizawa?

Akira Yoshizawa was a Japanese origamist, 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 presented as diagrams 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 the highest honors that can be given to a Japanese citizen.

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Born
Mar 14, 1911
Kaminokawa
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Japanese
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession
Died
Mar 14, 2005
Ogikubo, Tokyo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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