21st Origami Tanteidan Convention

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21st Origami Tanteidan Convention

August 14-16, 2015
Toyo University Hakusan Campus, Tokyo [Access map]
5-28-20 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
5 minutes walk to Hakusan station (Tokyo Metro Mita line) and Hon-komagome station (Tokyo Metro Namboku line)
Attendance fee:
  • Registration: JPY 2,500 for those coming from overseas
  • Dinner on Saturday: JPY 4,500 for each
Events and Features:
  • Special lectures
  • About 100 classes from simple to complex
  • A bunch of origami paper and other souvenirs
  • Convention Book vol.21 (optional)
  • Reception dinner (optional)
  • Exhibition by participants and guests
  • 9th JOAS Origami Competition (Exhibition and voting: see details)
  • Origami auction
  • Excursion after convention (optional)

How was the last (20th) convention?

Pictures from the last convention (by YOCS: Young Origami Creators' Seminar).


August 14, Friday

  • Special lectures (13:00-16:00)
    • Saito Kazuya (The University of Tokyo)
    • Giang Dinh (Yoshino Fund Guest)
    • Shuki Kato (Yoshino Fund Guest)

August 15, Saturday

  • Registration (09:00-)
  • General meeting (11:00-11:30)
  • Classes (13:10-17:00)
  • Reception dinner (18:00-21:00)

August 16, Sunday

  • Registration (09:00-)
  • Classes (10:40-16:20)
  • General meeting (16:30-)
    • Origami auction
    • 9th JOAS Origami Competition awarding



How to Register

Just send a line along with your contact information at webman@origami.gr.jp by August 7.

The attendance fee(s) will be paid by cash at the convention site.

Guests of 19th Yoshino Issei Fund Invitation

Giang Dinh (USA)

Born in 1966 in Hue, Viet Nam
Studied architecture in Viet Nam and the USA
Design origami since 1998
Strive for simple and elegant designs

Shuki Galen Kato (USA)

Born on Feb. 7, 1990, Shuki Kato first learned about origami around age 6 from John Montroll’s, “Origami for the Enthusiast” and shortly afterward began designing his own original models. In 2000 he became a member of OrigamiUSA and in college he lectured in small classes about origami design and taught simple origami models and folding techniques.
Outside of origami Shuki is avid golfer and enjoys studying about animals (primarily dinosaurs and insects) and is a fan of fantasy novels and Japanese manga and anime. Currently, he resides in Kalispell, MT.
Photographs, crease patterns, and descriptions of much of his work can be found at his Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/

9th JOAS Origami Model Competition

We are now accepting your models for the 9th JOAS Origami Model Competition. Please see the Application Guidelines (PDF) for the details. Your pieces should arrive by July 31.

JOAS AWARD -Special Theme Prize- : Cuisine
  • Why don't you design your original "cuisine origami"?
JOAS AWARD -Zodiac Prize- : Monkey
  • We are accepting origami models of Monkey, which is the zodiac symbol of the next year.
ORIGAMIHOUSE AWARD : Any origami models
  • You can submit up to one model to each of the three competitions.
  • You can use multiple sheets (specify the number and size(s) of the sheets). Cuts are not allowed.
  • The models to be sent must be unpublished original creations by the folder, so please do not publish diagrams, crease patterns or models before the Convention.
  • The JOAS Awards are selected based on the votes of JOAS Board members and the participants of the Convention. The Origamihouse award is selected by Origamihouse.
  • If you are making a model of a copyrighted character, you must have permission from the copyright holder(s).

Call for Diagrams

As usual, we are accepting diagrams for the convention book from folders all over the world. Send your original diagrams at conv21@origami.gr.jp by June 30, 2015.
Please send diagrams in digital data. Preferable format is either Adobe Illustrator or FreeHand. Templates are available to download.

Please note that submitted diagrams will be screened by our staff members. If your diagrams are published in the convention book, we will send you a complimentary copy, so please let us know your postal address.

The 6th Korea Origami Convention

Dates: August 22-23, 2015

It is next week of 21st Origami Tanteidan Convention. It is convenient transport and schedule. it'll be fun if you attend to both convention.
Click for Detail (PDF)