Google Doodle celebrates Akira Yoshizawa’s 101st birthday

akira yoshizawa origami 300x224 Google Doodle celebrates Akira Yoshizawa’s 101st birthday Today is the celebration of 101st birthday of grandmaster of Origami, Akira Yoshizawa.

Doodle on Google’s home page is paying tribute with a video showing paper work objects and paper butterflies popularized by Yoshizawa.

Google doodles are the innovative and interesting changes in Google’s logo dealing with a tradition of honoring special days, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and scientists.

Each letter of Google’s Doodle represents the colorful paper folding design with flatter butterflies, associated with Yoshizawa, the man who developed a technique to convert colorful paper-craft into an art form with his more than 50,000 designs.

Belonging to a farmer family, Yoshizawa was born on 14 March 1911 in Kaminokawa, Japan and moved to Tokyo in age of 13 to take a job in a factory where taught employees to used Origami as a teaching tool.

He was being an international face while in 1951 a Japanese magazine asked him to create models of the 12 signs of the Japanese zodiac that has since been exhibited across the world and several books have been published on the art form.

However the tailor of art craft left the world in Tokyo in March 2005, but his works were also displayed in the Louvre in France.

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