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Gift Idea:

HERR ORIGAMI by Jean-Marc Ceci *

Aus der Presseinformation:


Meister Kurogiku sitzt auf dem Boden.
Seit etwas über einer Stunde schon.
In Zazen-Haltung.
Vor ihm ein quadratisches Blatt Papier.
Etwas zerknittert.
Auf einem niedrigen Holztisch.

Zu seinen Füßen schnurrt die Katze Ima.

As elaborate and ornate as Origami itself, Herr Origami is a poetically philosophical novel telling the story of twenty year old Kurogiku who leaves Japan to find his true love. Upon failing in his pursuit, he chooses to live in solitude and devotes his new life in Tuscany to meditation and the production of Washi paper.

Cover: zitronenfisch - agentur für kultur.kommunikation
* The book is available in German, French and Italian.

Registration is open for the 30th International Convention of Origami Deutschland

Invitation OD Convention 2018

We invite you to come to our 30th convention in Erkner
from May 10th to May 13th, 2018.

Please sign-up online until 5th February 2018!

You can find the application forms and all further information about the program, the general meeting, the model collection, the origami competition, etc. on our page OD Conventions.

We are pleased to announce our special guests:
Alexander Kurth (Germany)
David Gachepapier (Germany, Belgium)
Francesco Mancini (Italy)
Maria Sinayskaya (South Africa)
Michael LaFosse (USA)
Nick Robinson (United Kingdom)

In the run-up to our 30th Origami Convention we offer newly designed T-Shirts and Polo Shirts.
For order details please visit OD Convention, paragraph New T-Shirts and Polo Shirts.

New Diagram: Kasseler Jubiläumsstern by Matthias Eichel

The Kassler Origami group will celebrate their 15th anniversary on Dezember 7th, 2017. Congratulations!
For this occasion Matthias Eichel created the Kasseler Jubiläumsstern.

Many thanks to Matthias Eichel for providing this beautiful image and model! You can find the folding instructions on our diagrams page.

The calendar Pentagon 2018 is now online

Thank you Stefan Delecat and Matthias Eichel for providing the new 2018 calendar!
See Diagrams.

Falter kennen keinen Stress

An article about the 4th West German Origamiday in Ahlen by Ralf Steinhorst, Westfälischen Nachrichten, October 8, 2017

Origami Deutschland Meeting 2017 in Bonn by Birgit Elke Schumacher

We would like to thank Birgit for making her article available to us.

The winners of the competition Play with me

First Place: CHESS by Melina Hermsen, Robin Scholz, Daniel Chang


Second Place: MENSCH ÄRGERE DICH NICHT! FALTE! (Ludo) by Alexandra Franke - Photo -

Third Place: MEMORY by Sigrid Fuhrmann - Photo - Origami Deutschland auf der CREATIVA 2017

An interview with Hans-Werner Guth by Britta from
YouTube channel

New Book

ORIGAMIZAUBER - Originelle Ideen Schritt für Schritt gefaltet
by Evi Binzinger, Stefan Delecat, Nick Robinson

This book on Naumann & Göbel Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (publisher).

Description of contents see Nick Robinson's website and Amazon.

DRF 1 report Die Kunst des Faltens about Barbara Janssen-Frank's origami workshops in Bremen

This television report is provided by Mediathek des DRF 1 - Deutsches Regional Fernsehen and is a part of "Nachrichten aus dem Norden", March 29, 2016.