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Origami Lion Mask (Akira Yoshikawa) | by De Rode Olifant
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Origami Lion Mask (Akira Yoshikawa)

It is Carnival, this weekend, so for those who are celebrating it, this origami Lion Mask, perhaps as an inspiration ;-))

Happy Sunday ;-))


A little description from the origami-master Yoshizawa himself:

"During Japanese festivals, a large banner will flutter at the entrance to the village and the notes of the flute and the banging of kagura drums, the sacred music of Shinto, will resound everywhere as dancers wearing traditional lion masks pour into the streets."


""Introduction by Robert J. Lang in the book "Akira Yoshizawa - Japan's Greatest Origami Master:

Akira Yoshizawa is considered by many to be the father of the modern origami movement. At first glance, one might wonder why this would be so. After all, origami is an ancient art within Japan, and we find examples of paper-folding in many other ancient cultures, even in the Americas over a thousand years ago. Yoshizawa-sensei was certainly not the only Japanese artist creating original designs in the mid-20th century. It is fair to say, however, that he was by far the most influential origami artist. By the end of the 20th century, origami had become a worldwide passion and an art of astounding diversity, with active societies and creative artists in many countries on nearly every continent. If, however, you trace the origami lineage of any given artist—who they learned from, who they were inspired by—while their roots may be manifold and diverse, the deepest roots lie within the Japanese folding art, and the majority of those roots pass through the work and inspiration of this man.""



Model: Lion Mask

Design: Akira Yoshizawa

Diagrams in the book:

- Akira Yoshizawa - Japan's Greatest Origami Master


- Beautiful Origami by Akira Yoshizawa


Folded from one piece of deco-paper, 15x15cm. Final size 6cm x 9,5cm.

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Taken on February 22, 2020