World Origami Days 2013

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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.


List of origami events
There will be many origami events around the world during the period of WOD. We will aggregate the information and publish it in Japanese.
You can submit any information by the last day of WOD. The list will be updated accordingly.
Web exhibition on Horse
Submit your photos of origami Horse during the period of WOD (from September 24 through November 11, 2013), and they will be exhibited on our virtual exhibition.
  • This year's theme is Horse, which is the Zodiac of the next year.
  • Upload your JPEG image(s) at the exhibition page along with the information such as names of the creator and folder.
  • You can also submit actual models for actual exhibition that will take place at Gallery Origami House. See details for submission.
  • Web Exhibition (Closed on November 11)
    Web exhibition on Horse
  • Actual exhibition Horse at 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 virtual and actual exhibition.
  • Web Exhibition (Closed on November 11)
    2013 My Best/My Favorite exhibition
  • Actual exhibition 2013 My Best/My Favorite at Gallery Origami
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

Submission for the Horse exhibition

Gallery Origami House will host an actual exhibition of origami horse, which is the Zodiac of the next year. The exhibition is a counterpart of the Web exhibition on Horse.

You can send the model that is designed by you to Gallery Origami House. You will receive a mobile phone charm featuring the WOD logo if your piece is exhivited. Designers of the best models will receive a Origami Caravan T-shirt.

  • The model must arrive at Gallery Origami House before October 24, 2013.
  • The exhibition will be open on October 24. The close date will be announced.


Send your model(s) to the following address along with the title and description of the piece and the name and e-mail address of the designer. The model must be able to stand on its own.

  • Gallery Origami House
    1-33-8 Hakusan #216
    Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
    113-0001 Japan