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Google doodle pays tribute to origami 'grandmaster' Akira Yoshizawa


Google has created a new 'doodle' celebrating what would have been the 101st birthday of origami master Akira Yoshizawa.

Yoshizawa is credited with transforming the ancient Japanese folk tradition from a child's pastime into a legitimate art form by creating the technique of wet-folding, which allowed origami artists to create rounded sculptures using thicker pieces of paper.

Today's doodle, designed by Californian origami artist Robert Lang, features a pleated three-dimensional Google logo, augmented with butterflies - a design synonymous with Yoshizawa's early work.