World Origami Days 2012

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About WOD (World Origami Days)

In September 2005, OrigamiUSA suggested to make October 24th as the World Origami Day, since that date is the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer (1898-1992), one of the founders of the British Origami Society and OrigamiUSA. Makoto Yamaguchi then pointed out that in Japan November 11th had already been established as the Origami Day. So, the period from 10/24 to 11/11 has become the period of World Origami Days or WOD.

Since then, OrigamiUSA has been engaged to spread the joy of origami in the whole world by promoting origami events and activities. In 2011, OrigamiUSA partnered with JOAS in order to promote WOD.


Objective: World-wide celebration of origami by spreading the joy of paperfolding.
A list of origami events (in Japanese) that take place during the World Origami Days.
Chinese Zodiac exhibition
  • This year's theme is Snake. We accept pictures of your models from September 24 through November 11, 2012.
  • Upload your JPEG image(s) at the exhibition page along with the information such as names of the creator and folder.
  • Some models will also be exhibited at an actual exhibition that will take place in Gallery Origami House.
"My Best" and "My Favorite" exhibition
The board members of OrigamiUSA and JOAS select "My Best" and "My Favorite" models and exhibit them on the Web and at the actual exhibition.
The WOD logo
Those who submit information about WOD events or pictures for the exhibitions can use this logo to promote the WOD.
Also, those who exhibit actual pieces at the actual exhibition will receive a small celebratory token featuring the WOD logo.
OrigamiUSA WOD Website: