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After the convention, the recordings of all classes will be available for viewing on the participants-only page. Even if you cannot attend the live class, you will be able to watch it until 2 months after the convention.

Origami Tanteidan Convention

Although there will be other foreign visitors to the convention, and we'll have lots of help from our local friends, this is not a tour. You are responsible for your own activities, meals, transport, dealings with hotel staff, etc. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. In general, here are no professional tour guides, no fixed meals, etc.

The Origami Tanteidan Convention is the yearly gathering of members of the Japan Origami Academic Society (JOAS). It is held over a weekend in August each year, on a university campus in Tokyo, Japan. In duration and flavor it's much like the yearly OrigamiUSA convention held in New York.

No, I'm afraid there is not. A trip to a Tanteidan Convention is not a professionally organized "tour" in any way, shape or form. Any and all activities (including the convention itself) are organized and run by volunteers. There's no central agency setting up lunches, dinners, sightseeing, paper shopping, etc. in Tokyo for the foreign attendees. (If you find such an agency, would you sign me up for the tour, too?)

The Convention itself, of course, is organized and structured - from mid-day on Friday through around 5 pm on Sunday, there will be things to do, meals will be arranged (or at least easy to do) and so on, though you will be responsible for your own travel (via subway) from your lodging to the convention location; some years there is a small trip after Convention organized for visitors as well, where all travel, meals and lodging will be pre-arranged; this cannot necessarily happen every year, nor is there always space for all visitors, so you should plan on your own touring around.

You will, however, have lots company in all this: there happen to be a collection of like-minded non-Japanese-native origami friends and acquaintances who go to the Origami Tanteidan Convention as often as they can. Many are repeat visitors, some speak Japanese, and we're lucky enough to have really good Tokyo-local friends at Gallery Origami House (which I abbreviate GOH) who will help us out as much as they can with the logistics of a couple of tricky things, namely Tokyo housing, getting to/from the airport, recommending good local restaurants, and the like.

A core group of us on the US side of the Pacific will help to pull stuff together for any foreign attendees who want our help, and we are doing so as volunteers, too, so be kind! And the staff of GOH have normal business to do, and are ramping up for their convention, so contact with and questions to them need to be kept to a reasonable minimum (or routed through one of us) if possible. (They have no native-English speakers on staff, so it's quite inconvenient for them to deal with English email/phone/fax. If you cannot communicate in Japanese, please remember to use straightforward language, and short, easy to understand messages. Contact us if you need assistance with tricky details.)

This group of America-based quasi-organizers will use email and shared online documents to try and coordinate schedules and stuff before everyone goes; and, if the group wishes, can try and coordinate Things To Do in Tokyo, too; with our obvious common interests, there are lots of fun shopping things and sights to see that we would all probably enjoy together in the free time pre-convention. (Post-convention, people are generally really on their own, although many years there is an organized excursion.)

This book features origami instructions for the models spotlighted at the 2018 25th Origami Tanteidan Convention in Japan. Hard to find super complex origami model book. Instructions are in various languages, based on each creator's country of origin.

Convention is a great way to get together with fellow enthusiasts for events and activities beyond those provided as part of the convention! On this page, you can find activities organized by members for members to take place at Convention. If you've got an announcement, send it to the website team at website [at] and we'll add it to this list.

If you are interested in participating in the Artist Trading Card swap, I am asking that the cards be in groups of 26 in return you will receive 25 traded cards and one title card. This will allow the extra card for a display for the convention and will not be returned to you. You will not be limited to the number of sets you can do but I ask that each set have a different design. As people sign up you will be put on a list for each group of 25 that are received, for each group the title card will be different. Please email me at tamread [at] if you are interested in participating in the swap.

I will ask for anyone that would like to mail in their cards if you are not attending the convention or will not be attending Sunday night to mail me their cards by June 17th; if the cards are received by June 25th they will be traded. Please print your address clearly or send a return label to ensure that you receive your cards.

You need to either bring your challenge model yourself or find someone to bring it for you. If you're willing for it to go on to the JOAS convention, we'll take care of it from there and there will be a permission slip to fill out at the exhibition (with your return address if you want it back). Furthermore, if you want it to go on to the Tanteidan convention, you must provide a container in which it can be packed and shipped. I recommend building a box from 1/2" foamcore and lining it with foam-rubber inserts to protect and cradle the artwork.

For those who want to see their origami artists "in the wild," internationally renowned origami author John Montroll will be appearing and signing books at Kinokuniya Bookstore on Friday, June 26 from 2 P.M to 3 P.M. as the OrigamiUSA kicks off. Download a flyer below. Kinokuniya Bookstore is located at 1073 Avenue of the Americas in New York City.

Origami Tanteidan Convention Book 14 DownloadCLICK HERE ->->->-> =2sSmFHThis is one of my all time favourite origami books. There are diagrams for a wide variety of models ranging from pretty easy to intermediate difficulty. The diagrams are easy to read and throughout the book the author has quick little sections explaining some of the theory and math behind origami and origami design. Nothing too complicated.This book starts off with a large section of text about the Origamido Studio and the recent history of origami in the United States. This is followed by another large section about all the various different kinds of origami paper and how to select the best paper for your project. After this is an excellent section on some of the fancier origami techniques such as back coating, colouring paper with acrylic paint and wet folding.This book is essentially a textbook on origami design. Robert Lang takes each chapter to describe a different technique used for designing models and ends each chapter with diagrams for a few models that illustrate the technique discussed. This is a fantastic book for anyone really into paper folding who wants to learn more about how to create their own models. This book also helped me understand how crease patterns work a lot more too.Roman Diaz is a master at designing paper animals, probably because he works as a veterinarian and this book is a collection of 25 of his excellent animal designs. The book opens up with a text section where Roman Diaz discusses how an origami designer is like a composer and folders are like interpreters and he encourages folders to put their own spin and touches on the models they fold. He has lots of tips and techniques to help folders with this.This is an amazing book that features exclusively designers from Vietnam. Vietnamese origami has a bit of a different visual style. I think the models look like they have more curved than straight lines. This book has a collection of diagrams from 14 different Vietnamese origami artists and pretty much all the models are awesome. They start off pretty easy and get more difficult throughout the book. The last several models get quite complex and then there are a couple of crease patterns for some very complex models. Most of the models are intermediate to advanced level though. Pretty much everything in this book is awesome so you should definitely check it out.Every year the Origami Tanteidan Convention is held in Japan and along with each convention they release an awesome book with diagrams for tons of exclusive models. Many of the really awesome looking models you see in our blog are diagrammed in the Tanteidan Convention books.Most models here were previously published, but in Japanese magazines and convention books which are hard to obtain now. Furthermore, most of the diagrams have been reworked for this book, and English instructions and design-notes added to all models. So even if you have the older diagrams, there is much to learn from this book. 7ad9723583 041b061a72


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