Our latest window instalment is dedicated to the art of Origami. Paper folding with a just a little bit of “cheese”. If you get a chance check them out.
The story is set in the 1990′s, which for the people of the 1960′s would have been the future. It seems that in the early 90′s, civilization was being constantly threatened by giant monsters and aliens! The earths only defense against these horrible creatures was an organization called the Science Special Search Party, the SSSP, that had in their arsenal all the most advance scientific weapons and tools. However, the SSSP didn’t always come through to defeat the monsters. Luckily for everyone the SSSP’s best member, Shin Hayata, had a secret talent. When things get tough, Hayata uses the ‘Beta Capsule’ to transform into the super-humanoid-powered giant from space known as ULTRAMAN!
Ultraman is a Japanese television series that ran from 1966 – 1967. The characters of Ultraman were created by Eiji Tsuburaya of Tsuburaya Productions, a special effects pioneer whom brought to life many classic monsters, most famously Godzilla!
Fold your very own Ultraman to help protect earth from evil monsters! Ultraman Origami Kit is now available at The Paper Place.
We recently got a message from an amazing paper artist out of Quebec City named Cristina Zaletta. She makes gorgeous paper-cuts, origami sculptures and book works using some of our papers.
These intricate paper-cuts are made from our Chiri tissue papers!
This Origami lampshade is folded from Tarasen Daisy tissue!
Thanks so much for sharing Cristina!
Check out more of her work here : www.czpaperart.com
This past week was the 101st birthday of Akira Yoshizawa, who is renowned as the grandfather of modern day origami. You may have seen the Google Doodle dedicated to him on Wednesday. He was born in Kaminokawa Japan on March 14th, 1911. His most significant contributions to the world of origami were the Yoshizawa-Randlett System as well as the wet-folding technique.
The Yoshizawa-Randlette System is a set of basic diagrams with arrows and line folds which have come to represent the standard language of origami today. Even if the written directions aren’t in a language you can read, the symbols of this system still allow you to execute each step. Wet-folding creates more sculpted looking, finished products through moistening the paper. This technique is usually used on thicker paper rather than thinner origami paper that can rip easily when damp.
Growing up, I did a lot of origami with my mom and sisters. I think it’s a great Sunday afternoon crafting project. I recently made some food origami from a sushi kit that looked good enough to eat!
I made some origami sushi and a pancake with butter, yum!
The Paper Place carries a lot of fun origami kits, books and different sizes and patterns of paper for any type of origami you would like to create. Come in and try something!