23rd Origami Tanteidan Convention

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23rd Origami Tanteidan Convention

August 11-13, 2017
Yayoi Auditorium, The University of Tokyo [Access map]
1-1-1, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8657.
Yayoi Campus, The University of Tokyo.
1 minutes walk to Todaimae Station (Subway Tokyo Metro Namboku Line).
Attendance fee:
  • Registration(Adult)
    28th subscriber/ member: JPY 5,000
    Non-subscriber/ member: JPY 5,500
  • Registration(Student)
    28th subscriber/ member: JPY 3,000
    Non-subscriber/ member: JPY 4,000
  • 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. 23 (optional)
  • Reception dinner (optional)
  • Exhibition by participants and guests
  • 11th JOAS Origami Competition (Exhibition and voting: see details)
  • Origami auction
  • Excursion after convention (optional)

Flyer PDF





How to Register

Just send a line along with your contact information at webman@origami.gr.jp by August 4.

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

Guests of 21st Yoshino Issei Fund Invitation

Mark Bolitho (UK)

Mark Bolitho is the former Chair of the British Origami Society and now works full time as an Origami designer. In addition to undertaking commissions for advertisements and exhibitions, he has authored several books and kits about origami including The Origami Home, The Perfectly Mindful Origami series, Dr Who Origami, and Creaselightning.
Site:Crease Lightning

Beth Johnson (USA)

Beth Johnson is an origami artist from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has been folding paper for many years, but only recently began designing her own models in 2010. Beth spends as much time as she can working on origami, whether it be teaching classes, participating in exhibitions, working on private commissions, or designing new models.
Site:Beth Johnson Origami

11th JOAS Origami Model Competition

We are now accepting your models for the 11th JOAS Origami Model Competition. Please see the Application Guidelines (PDF) for the details. Your pieces should arrive by July 28.

JOAS AWARD -Special Theme Prize- : Massiveness
JOAS AWARD -Zodiac Prize- : Dog
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 conv23@origami.gr.jp by June 30, 2017.
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.