Akira Yoshizawa, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Akira Yoshizawa

Japanese origamist

Date of Birth: 14-Mar-1911

Place of Birth: Kaminokawa, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 14-Mar-2005

Profession: artist

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Akira Yoshizawa

  • Akira Yoshizawa (?? ? Yoshizawa Akira; 14 March 1911 – 14 March 2005) was a Japanese origamist, considered to be the grandmaster of origami.
  • He is credited with raising origami from a craft to a living art.
  • According to his own estimation made in 1989, he created more than 50,000 models, of which only a few hundred designs were presented as diagrams in his 18 books.
  • Yoshizawa acted as an international cultural ambassador for Japan throughout his career.
  • In 1983, Emperor Hirohito awarded him the Order of the Rising Sun, 5th class, one of the highest honors bestowed in Japan.

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