World Origami Days 2018

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About WOD (World Origami Days)

In September 2005, OrigamiUSA suggested to make October 24th as the World Origami Day, since that date is the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer (1898-1992), one of the founders of the British Origami Society and OrigamiUSA. Makoto Yamaguchi then pointed out that in Japan November 11th had already been established as the Origami Day. So, the period from 10/24 to 11/11 has become the period of World Origami Days or WOD.

Since then, OrigamiUSA has been engaged to spread the joy of origami in the whole world by promoting origami events and activities. In 2011, OrigamiUSA partnered with JOAS in order to promote WOD.


Objective: World-wide celebration of origami by spreading the joy of paperfolding.


Fold any models, download the backdrop sheet, take photos of the models on the sheets, and upload them on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, and so forth. Anyone and any group can participate. Let's form a circle of origami on the Web.
Exhibition at Origami Art Museum
Origami theme exhibition "Boar": Origami Art Museum accepts photographs of origami models themed on "Boar", the Zodiac of the next year, submitted from all over the world. The photos will be published on the special web-page of the museum.
Use the backdrop sheet for "Activities" when you submit photos.
In addition to boar models, photos submitted for "Activities" will be published.

How to Participate

1. Via Email

Send your photo(s) at the following address with the source of instructions, names of the creater and folder.
  • WOD submission:

2. Via Web Submission Form

Follow the link below and submit via the form with your web browser.

OrigamiUSA WOD Website

Submission for the Boar exhibition

Gallery Origami House will host an actual exhibition of origami Boar, which is the Zodiac of the next year. The exhibition is a counterpart of the Web exhibition on Boar.

You can send the model that is designed by you to Gallery Origami House.

  • The model must arrive at Gallery Origami House before November 11, 2018.
  • The exhibition will be open on October 24. The close date will be announced.


Send your model(s) to the following address along with the title and description of the piece and the name and e-mail address of the designer. The model must be able to stand on its own.

  • Gallery Origami House
    1-33-8 Hakusan #216
    Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
    113-0001 Japan