Akira Yoshizawa, artista de origami, nacio el 14 de Marzo de 1911 y murio el 14 de Marzo del 2005, a la edad de 94 años.
1911 Born in Tochigi-Ken, Japan. Since his childhood started to enjoy paper folding.
1938 Worked at the ironworks. Started to study origami.
1950 Recommended by the teachers Association of Toshigi-ken. Recognized as an educational and creative art.
1952 Introduced to the Asahi-Graph and several magazines and newspapers
1954 Published first book "Origami Geijutsu (Origamni Art)". Established the international Origami Society.
1955 Highly praised First Exhibition at Amsterdam City Museum. Continued to exhibit in other countries in Europe.
1956 Published "Origami Tokohon (Origami Reader)"
1959 Exhibition at Coopers Union museum in NY
1963 Received the Mainichi Newspaper Prize
1964 Japanese Official Lecturer to Oceania and Europe (Switzerland, Italy, etc...)
1971 "Children's Mobile Literature" Prize
1972 Visited Europe on International Culture Exchanged Fund.
1983 Received the medal: Promoting Origami in many nations and Japan.
1984 "Japan's Origami" exhibited in Esxpace Cardin, France
1986 Received the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prize.
1987 Exhibition in Milano, Italy sponsored by the Japanese Embassy in Rome.
1992 Expo exhibition "Four Seasons in Japan" in Seville, Spain
1993 Exhibition in Paris and Saint-Florent-le-Vicil, France
1994 Lectures and Exhibition at Peabody Essex in USA
1995 Exhibition at the World museum in Nerima.
1999 Celebrated 88th Birthday
2000 Lectures and Exhibitions in Oman by the Japan Foundation.
2001 Exhibition at the Mino Japanese paper Museum in Gila, Japan
2002 Exhibition "Akira's Yoshizawa's World of creative Origami" at Sano Museum Mishima, Japan.
2003 Exhibition at Yurin-do Gallery in Yokohama, Japan
2005 Died at age of 94