22nd Origami Tanteidan Convention

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22nd Origami Tanteidan Convention

August 12-14, 2016
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(Adult)
    27th subscriber/ member: JPY 5,000
    Non-subscriber/ member: JPY 5,500
  • Registration(Student)
    27th subscriber/ member: JPY 3,000
    Non-subscriber/ member: JPY 4,500
  • 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.22 (optional)
  • Reception dinner (optional)
  • Exhibition by participants and guests
  • 10th JOAS Origami Competition (Exhibition and voting: see details)
  • Origami auction
  • Excursion after convention (optional)


August 12, Friday

Special lectures

August 13, Saturday

Classes and Reception

August 14, Sunday




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 20th Yoshino Issei Fund Invitation

Roberto Morassi (Italy)

A founder of Centro Diffusione Origami

Michelle Fung (USA)

Site:Origami by Michelle Fung

10th JOAS Origami Model Competition

We are now accepting your models for the 10th JOAS Origami Model Competition. Please see the Application Guidelines (PDF) for the details. Your pieces should arrive by July 29.

JOAS AWARD -Special Theme Prize- : Robot
  • Why don't you design your original "origami robot"?
JOAS AWARD -Zodiac Prize- : Chicken
  • We are accepting origami models of chicken, 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  • The models to be sent must be unpublished original creations by the folder, so please do not publish diagrams, crease patterns or models before the Convention.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).

Yoshino Issei Exhibition

Twenty years have swiftly passed since YOSHINO Issei passed away in 1996 at the age of 32.
Yoshino was one of the founders of Origami Tanteidan (now Japan Origami Academic Society) and a talented and prolific creator who led the community of young origami enthusiasts at that time. Following his death, Yoshino Issei Fund was established and started to invite young or renowned foreign origami artists every year. The invitees have been stimulating young creators as Yoshino did in his lifetime.
To memorize the deceased influential origami creator, we are going to have a special exhibition where you can fold any origami works designed by him and present them along with the works folded by himself, most of which are going to be exhibited first time in the twenty years. Do not miss this notable opportunity to make some of Yoshino's designs.


Who can participate?
You must attend the 22nd Origami Tanteidan canvention in person.
What can be exhibited?
One piece per person only. Each piece must be no larger than 30 x 30 x 30 cm and be able to stand by itself.
How to bring the piece in?
Bring your piece at the exhibition room on the day of the convention.

Call for Diagrams

As usual, we are accepting diagrams for the convention book from folders all over the world. Send your original diagrams at conv22@origami.gr.jp by June 30, 2016.
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.