Akira Yoshizawa - Google Origami Logo

Mar 14, 2012 - 8:16 am 1 by
Filed Under Logos

Akira Yoshizawa - Google Origami Logo

Today is the 101st birthday of Akira Yoshizawa who is known as the "grandmaster of origami." He was born in Kaminokawa, Japan and died from pneumonia on his birthday. It is pretty rare to die on your birthday and some cultures take it as a sign of something spiritually significant to die on the day you were born. He lived a long life, living to the age of 94.

I am pretty sure every one of you made your own origami at one point in your life and we have Akira Yoshizawa to thank for it.

He founded the International Origami Centre in Tokyo in 1954 at the age of 43, created 50,000 models of Origami and wrote 18 books. He was the international cultural ambassador for Japan, and received tremendous honors over his life for his contributions.

Here is one more honor for his work, having a Google Doodle placed on the Google home pages to remember your birthday.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Search Results & Ads Confusion - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 18, 2024

Apr 18, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Google

Google Notes On Search Won't Necessarily Go Away In May

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Maps

Google Maps Releases New Directions, Travel & EV Features

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Ads

Google Ads Reminds Advertisers Some Ad Customizers Will Go Away May 31st

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Drops Video Carousel Markup

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Maps

Google Business Profiles Register Your Defibrillator (AED)

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Cadbury Chocolate Google+ Page