Tag - origami



Origami enthusiast Ken Lin carefully arranges his artwork for display at a monthly gathering in Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui area.
LIFE / Style & Design
Nov 1, 2023
Hong Kong's origami fans share their passion at regular meet-ups
To Ken Lin, and many other origami enthusiasts in Hong Kong, the Japanese art "feels like magic."
Paper cranes made by Sadako Sasaki, a victim of the August 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, on display at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in May.
Aug 30, 2023
UNESCO listing sought for A-bombed girl's paper cranes
Other items for which the application was made include Sadako Sasaki's handwritten notes on her blood test results and her photos.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2023
Momentum building for cranes' inclusion on UNESCO list
Relatives of Sadako Sasaki are preparing to submit the items to a UNESCO documentary heritage program for registry in 2025 to mark 80 years since the end of World War II.
Japan Times
May 22, 2023
G7 leaders given replicas of paper crane made by A-bomb victim
The souvenirs are based on a paper crane that sat beside Sadako Sasaki's deathbed. She died from her illness at the age of 12.
Japan Times
May 17, 2023
The second life of Hiroshima's origami cranes
For a decade, the Daisho-in Buddhist temple on Miyajima island, facing Hiroshima, has held ritual burnings of the millions of origami cranes sent to the city each year.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Sep 19, 2021
The latest Japanese interior design brings origami into the fold
The art of paper folding has been inspiring kids and adults for generations. “On: Design” looks at a few contemporary goods inspired by the aesthetics and utility of the time-honored craft.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Sep 13, 2019
Gifu washi apprentice publishes book of 'insanely difficult' origami animals
Yuga Arisawa, 21, who has loved making complex artworks using origami since he was a child, traveled throughout Japan as a high school student looking for the best paper — fine but able to endure nearly 100 folds.
Japan Times
Feb 15, 2019
Hiroshima students receive origami crane, a symbol of peace, from Barack Obama
Students at the Prefectural University of Hiroshima on Friday said that they have received a paper crane from former U.S. President Barack Obama to complete their senbazuru (1,000 origami cranes) wishing for a peaceful future.
Japan Times
Jan 16, 2019
Ibaraki to adopt smartphone-based cashless payment system in tie-up with Tokyo startup
Ibaraki Prefecture is adopting cashless payments made using smartphones as a means to tap into data-driven marketing, and allow small and medium-sized businesses to benefit from a central government plan to offset a scheduled consumption tax hike by rewarding consumers for noncash purchases.
Japan Times
Nov 1, 2018
Startup bets it can end Japan's love affair with cash payments
Across most of Asia, people pay for taxi rides, restaurant meals and merchandise with smartphone-readable barcodes — except in Japan, where cash is still king.
Japan Times
Feb 12, 2018
Origami vending machine in Nikko shines light on disabled artists
A vending machine selling origami pieces created by residents with mental disabilities has been installed near the famed Toshogu Shrine in the popular tourist destination of Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Dec 31, 2017
New things for the new year
Now that the festive season of partying and extravagance is over, now's the time to take a breather with a return to some of the calmer things in life — tea, coffee and books.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Dec 31, 2016
Breakfast, served in style
Who says we can't play with our food? There's nothing wrong with serving a little bit of humor at the dining table.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / Japan Pulse
Aug 25, 2011
Pulp it up: new directions for paper design
Designers realize their ideas by applying creativity to paper.


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