World Origami Days

October 24 is the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer (1898-1992), who founded the first origami group in America. She was also one of the founders of the British Origami Society and OrigamiUSA. A dynamic woman, she was delighted in the magic to be found in a piece of paper and wanted to share it with the world. 

November 11 is Origami Day in Japan where the paper crane has become a symbol of peace.

The week from October 24-Nov 11 have become “World Origami Days.”  During this time folders from all over the world celebrate origami by spreading the joy of paperfolding.

During Origami Days this year, I was visiting my family in Tennessee.   My twin sister and I met my friend, Susan Wetting, for origami day folding.  We folded some cranes and also Assia Brill’s wonderful tea candle light.

Happy Origami Days!


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