Google Doolde Today : Akira Yoshizawa’s 101st Birthday
Google honored Akira Yoshizawa supposed 101st birthday. Akira Yoshizawa, highly regarded as the grandmaster of origami. Born on March 14, 1911, in Kaminokawa, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, to the family of a dairy farmer.
According to his Wikipedia entry, Akira estimated more than 50,000 origami models
Akira Yoshizawa died on March 14, 2005 in hospital in Ogikubo, of complications of pneumonia, on his 94th birthday.
Here’s an entry about Origami in Wikipedia.
Origami (折り紙?, from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”; kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of material into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. Paper cutting and gluing is usually considered kirigami.