28th Origami Tanteidan Convention







Japan Origami Academic Society (JOAS)

Dates and Schedule

12th (Sat) and 13th (Sun) August 2023


Sat. 12th Aug.

  • ・9:00-10:30 Registration
  • ・10:30-11:40 Opening ceremony, Special lectures
  • <Lunch Break>
  • ・13:10-17:00 Origami Workshops
  • ・18:00-20:00 Banquet Dinner Party (Optional. Attending only the party is not permitted.)

Sun. 13th Aug.

  • ・9:00-10:20 Registration
  • ・10:30-12:20 Origami Workshops
  • <Lunch Break>
  • ・13:30-16:20 Origami Workshops
  • ・16:30-17:00 Closing ceremony


Sat. 12th Aug.

  • ・10:30-11:40 Opening ceremony, Special lectures
  • <Lunch Break>
  • ・13:10-17:00 Origami Workshops

Sun. 13th Aug.

  • ・10:30-12:20 Origami Workshops
  • <Lunch Break>
  • ・13:30-16:20 Origami Workshops
  • ・16:30-17:00 Closing ceremony


This is a hybrid event.

On-site at the University of Tokyo Yayoi campus and Online Streaming from one of the rooms at the site.

<On-site venue>

<Online venue>

  • ZOOM

Number of participants(tentative)

200 people (This applies only to on-site participation)

Participation Requirements

All origami enthusiasts of elementary school age and older are welcome to participate. (elementary students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

* Admission fee is required to enter the venue even for an accompanying person.

Admission fee

On-site adult: JPY 7,000
On-site students: JPY 5,000
Online: JPY 3,000

*We have decided to increase the registration fee due to the increased cost of the venue. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we hope you will kindly understand the situation.
*Due to technical and staff limitations, online streaming will be limited to the events that take place in a defined room, so you will not be able to attend all the workshops and events with the online ticket.

Registration and Ticket

Registration for on-site participation has been closed as we have reached capacity.

Registration for online participation is closed.

Main Activities and Features

  • *Origami items auction is not scheduled to be held.
  • *Contents are subject to change without notice.

Special Guests

Park Jong Woo

Born in 1989. He started origami at about 4 years old. Currently working as a flight attendant for an air company. He mainly folds animals and dinosaurs with a 22.5 structure and hopes to continue to expand his range of motifs.

Oriol Esteve

Oriol Esteve (Barcelona, 1972) is a member of the AEP (Spanish Origami Association) and the OAS group (Origami Always Succeed), specialized on quick origami designs. His favourite subject is slightly cartoonish animals, but keeping an essential approach.

(Addendum 6/25/2023)
Due to unexpected circumstances, Anicé Claudeon, who was scheduled to be the special guest, is unable to come to Japan. The special guest has been changed to Oriel Esteve from Spain.

Origami Workshops

  • Program
  • Online participants can only take the workshop at classroom A.
  • Archive for the workshop in classroom A will be available at a later date.

Public Exhibition

  • Place: Yayoi Auditorium Annex, Seihoku Gallery
  • Admission dates and times: August 12 (Sat) 9:00-17:00, August 13 (Sun) 9:00-16:30 (15:30 for Non On-site participants )

  • On-site participants are free to enter the exhibition hall.
  • Non on-site participants may enter for one hour only (no re-entry).

(8/7/2023 Admission rules updated)

  • Works by the special guests will be exhibited.

  • Entry for the “14th Origami Model Popularity Contest” will be exhibited.

  • The exhibition space for the general participants will be set up in the exhibition hall. We are looking for a variety of origami works to be exhibited. (limited to the on-site participants)
  • To exhibit your work, you must pre-register by submitting the entry form. Deadline: 31st July

28th Origami Tanteidan Convention Origami Model Popularity Contest

  • We are calling for works to be exhibited according to the set themes.
  • The best work for each theme will be selected by the votes of the on-site participants and staff.
  • Theme
    • “Human Figure”
    • Oriental Zodiac “Dragon”
  • The creator of the best work will be awarded at the closing ceremony and a trophy will be granted.
  • To enter your work, you must pre-register by submitting the application form. Deadline: 31st July

Convention Book

  • The Convention Book is available for purchase from Origami House for 2,800 yen (excluding tax and shipping)
  • Will also be available for sale at the convention venue.

OATC (Origami Artist Trading Card) Exchange

  • How to participate in the on-site exchange: Make 64 x 89 mm (strictly required) cards with origami and exchange them with each other at the venue. There is no specific theme. Please make about 10-20 cards. If you submit one card to the person in charge of OrigamiATC, it will be displayed in the exhibition space.


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