Mar 14, 2012

Akira Yoshizawa Google Doodle VIDEO

Google celebrates the 101st Birthday of Akira Yoshizawa.

Top 5 facts about Akira Yoshizawa:

1. He was born on March 14, 1911.

2. Akira Yoshizawa was an origamist, considered to be the grandmaster of origami.

3. He created more than 50,000 models, of which only a few hundred designs were presented as diagrams in his 18 books.

4. Yoshizawa acted as an international cultural ambassador for Japan throughout his career. In 1983, Japanese emperor Hirohito named him to the Order of the Rising Sun, one of the highest honors that can be given to a Japanese citizen.

5. He died on March 14, 2005.

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