Yami Yamauchi - Yami's Corner "Life is Beautiful" created by Yoichi Yamauchi (Yami), is an arrangement of 427 individual models. Top left: Health. Bottom left: Happiness. Top right: Have Dreams. Bottom right: Most beautiful. Yami Yamauchi is an origami enthusiast, teacher, and innovator who has created many, many models that inspire and delight folders of all ages. "Within a single sheet of paper exist unlimited beautiful forms, which you will enjoy, ORIGAMI." "Life is Beautiful", pictured above, was a collaborative effort with John Andrisan (mathematical graphics), Joe Hamamoto (folding) and Peter Kuo (Chinese caligraphy). Inspiring articles written by Yami The Magic of Origami -Translation of article published in The Nihon Keizai Shimbun on June 1, 2007. Folding Myself - From Grief to Joy Origami for Peace To see Yami's action models in action, see video section below. Right-click diagram name and choose Save Target As... or click to open PDF file in a new window. Yami Yamauchi's Magic Wallet - Origami at PMX 2008.
Origami Maniacs: Home The Educational Benefits of Origami By George Levenson Informed Democracy / Sadako Project Reprinted with permission of author Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. It literally translates as ori (folding) gami (paper). Educational Benefits of Origami Behavioral Skills Cooperative Learning A Link to Math Cognitive Development Multi-cultural Awareness Community Building Behavioral Skills: Origami is an example of "schematic learning through repeatable actions". Cooperative Learning: Origami is well-suited to working with a classroom of 30 or more students. A Link to Math: Transforming a flat piece of paper into a three dimensional crane (or other origami figure) is a unique exercise in spatial reasoning. Cognitive Development: Through the actual folding, children use their hands to follow a specific set of steps in sequence, producing a visible result that is at once clever and pleasing. Multi-cultural Awareness: Community Building: Reference:
The Best Origami Paper Stores Online The Best Places To Find Origami Paper Online I've been researching online origami paper stores for a while now, as I'm always looking for a good deal or a new beautiful design. And I have come across some absolutely fantastic sites. Some are great because they have sooo much to choose from and they’re really cheap, and some have the most exquisite paper you’ve ever seen. Below is some info about each site: what they do, and what they are best at! Paper Jade www.paperjade.com Check out their exclusives section: there are some real finds in there. A huge range, rather cheap, and economy options (packs) too. shipping is free in the US, but rather pricey to international destinations. Some beautiful Washi, including lovely Unruyushi. Japanese Paper and Origami Supplies www.origami.com.au An Australian site - don't let this discourage you if you're not an Aussie, as the international orders receive a discount of 10%! A much larger range than you may expect. Style Of Japan www.styleofjapan.com
Making Origami Toys by Michael LaFosee Making Origami Toys by Michael LaFosse is a good origami book catering to the very young. The origami models within are easy to make and can capture the imagination of those 5 years old or younger. In today’s high tech world, paper toys of this type will not wow the older crowd. Check it out: The first model in Making Origami Toys is a Spinner. The second model is the Tower Puzzle. Ten Pins is a game of origami bowling. The Dart is a classic paper airplane that many of us have learned when we were in grade school. The Scoopy Ball is cleverly designed and is fun to fold. Stacking Wings are meant to be thrown up in the air. The Jumping Frog is a classic! The Fishing Game requires that you fold a fish with an elastic band attached to its mouth. Summary Making Origami Toys will surely delight young children but will not satisfy older children.
Origami Toys | FoldSomething | Origami & Paper Crafts learn to make a boomerang! learn how to make a collapsible box which can be used as a coin purse or pill container learn how to make another origami rabbit learn how to make an origami rabbit (bunny / hare) that stands on its hind legs! Learn how to make these crazy origami infinite flippers... they're flippin' crazy! learn how to make a floating paper boat with covers on either end learn how to make an origami cradle... for a paper baby...? learn how to make another origami butterfly learn how to make the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars! learn how to make a ninja star / throwing star / shuriken... or whatever else you might call these things!