Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Akira Yoshizawa

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Today Google is celebrating 101st Birthday of Akira Yoshizawa by replacing its traditional Google logo with a with an interactive homepage doodle in the memory of the great personality. A mouse-over over the Doodle  reveals that it is meant to celebrate ‘Akira Yoshizawa’s 101st Birthday’ and on clicking will lead to a search page searching for the name of ‘Akira Yoshizawa’.

The person who comes today in the famous search engine will find in letters and origami butterflies that pay tribute to the creator of origami rose to the rank of art, Japanese Akira Yoshizawa.

Akira Yoshizawa Google Doodle :

Know more about Akira Yoshizawa :

Akira Yoshizawa was born on 14 March 1911, was considered to be the grandmaster of origami. He is credited with raising origami from a craft to a living art. According to his own estimation made in 1989, he created more than 50,000 models, of which only a few hundred designs were diagrammed in his 18 books. 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 highest honors that can be given to a Japanese citizen.

The success led him to found in 1954 “The International Origami Society“, a club that now has several thousand members. After Japan, the Netherlands would, Milan and Paris. Akira Yoshizawa became internationally known. The origami was only a child’s play to become an art recognized by all.

The Japanese artist died on March 14, 2005 , the day of his birth, 94 years earlier. Currently enjoys worldwide fame since the 50’s of last century, bringing the traditional art form origami.

What is origami?

It is the art of Japanese origin consisting of paper folding to get different shapes and forms. Its name comes from the Japanese words ‘original’, fold and ‘kami’ paper.  For the preparation of the figures are not used or figures or scissors . Neither use glue or staples nor any other utensil. The only element that can be used is  paper, hands and a lot of skill and imagination.

What do you think about the today’s Google doodle and which has been your favorite Google Doodle till date? Do let us know via comments.

Tricks Machine along with its readers wishes Akira Yoshizawa on his 101st Birthday.

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