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Akira Yoshizawa, Japan's Greatest Origami Master: Featuring Over 60 Models and 1000 Diagrams by the Master

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Yoshizawa is not only a creator of new models, that is object of admiration, but he endow the origami with a complex and polyhedral context. Over many years he has made repeated visits all over the world sponsored by the Japan Foundation to encourage the study of paperfolding among children and adults alike. Yoshizawa was full of life and we took the usual group photographs, exchanging cameras so that everyone would have a record of the occasion. Nevertheless, the book does contain a section of models by Yoshizawa, which are clearly recorded in the book as his.

My personal favourites include Fishes, Tadpole and Fox Mask, but really, there are so many superb designs on display here, showing the full range of subjects he worked with.Throughout Kyoto we saw flagpoles decorated with strings of carps, regarded as the most valiant of fish. They were joined by another book, Yasashii Origami, which was placed first in the series, although this book had apparently never previously been published. During the next 20 years, he lived in total poverty, earning his living by door-to-door selling of tsukudani (a Japanese preserved condiment that is usually made of seaweed). Their quality control and graphic style is second to none, so I was delighted to see this title of theirs published in English by Tuttle (who are also re-publishing all Nui Nui titles). Aber mehr als ein kurzer Blick bleibt mir nicht übrig: das Buch kam in einem mehr oder wenigen zerstörten Zustand an: Wasserschaden und komplett verbeulte Ecken.

When I first got the book, I flipped through every page, stared at every photo and read all the texts. Subsequently I acquired copies of Yoshizawa's books and actually met him when he visited England in October,1972 to attend a meeting of the British Origami Society.Yoshizawa's representative and we took the express train to Kyoto where we were met and driven by car to the Sun Hotel in the centre of Kyoto, where a room had been booked for me. Akira Yoshizawa: The Art of Origami" is a beautiful and comprehensive tribute to this unparalleled grandmaster of origami. Marshmallow and Turtle are looking at the directions to make a sea turtle in Akira Yoshizawa: Japan’s Greatest Origami Master, with text, diagrams, and models by Akira Yoshizawa. It is true that most copies were destroyed by bombing during the War, but a few copies certainly do survive. I am very grateful to have gotten to know more about Akira Yoshizawa and his approach in origami through this book.

His first overseas exhibition was organized in October 1955 by Gershon Legman, a leading player in the early years of the origami movement. To reduce the risk of fire, never leave vintage electrical or electronic products plugged in unattended.Other parts of the exhibition were displayed in fully glassed wall cases lining some of the walls and there were more tall display cases along the centre of the hall. Wet-folding is most often used with thicker paper; normal origami paper is very thin and thus prone to tearing when using the wet-folding technique. So, by good fortune, almost from the beginning Yoshizawa's work has been known in the West as well as in Japan. For all its historical reputation and the many temples and shrines scattered throughout the city, Kyoto is very much a modern city, thronged with crowds of people and with streets of taxis, cars and buses seemingly in a perpetual gridlock. Unaccustomed to sitting back on my heels, I somehow managed to fold up my western legs into a reasonably comfortable position which I was just able to maintain.

The instructions for a shrimp given in the first edition are omitted and instructions for a modular polyhedron, related to the adjacent kusudama, were substituted.Schutzumschlag berieben und etwas bestoßen, insgesamt in einem guten Zustand, Lagerfach B5 B5 //Rechnung mit ausgewiesener MwSt. Our formal visit came to an end on the Monday, when we again visited the exhibition at Takashimaya and Mr. Afterwards we were taken to other parts of the complex, including a large library in the basement and a "mausoleum" room, lined with stepped shelves where tokens and mementoes of deceased persons could be kept and where they could be remembered.

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