|| Press Releases from the Embassy
Press Release No.11
of Origami Books and Demonstration of Origami at
Japanese Ambassador’s residence on Friday, 21 April
NEW DELHI: April 21, 2006
is a traditional Japanese art of folding paper. By
using Origami technique, one can change a paper to
various forms such as crane, bow-tie, cup, rose,
photo-frame, and so many others. Origami is fairly
well known here in India, and Origami contests are
arranged in schools and other institutions occasionally.
an Indian author, Ms. Manorama Jafa, and a Japanese
Origami instructor in India, Ms. Hitomi Ashta, have
come out with excellent books on Origami, namely, “My
Mother Taught Me Origami” and “Origami” respectively.
a book release function held at the Japanese Ambassador’s
residence on Friday, 21 April, the above-mentioned
books were ceremonially released by H.E. Mr. Yasukuni
Enoki, Ambassador of Japan to India. Mr. Arjun Asrani,
former Ambassador of India to Japan, graced the function
as Chief Guest. At the same time, an Origami demonstration
was presented by Ms. Hitomi Ashta.
this occasion, a young Japanese illustrator, Ms.
Konomi Hoshina, was also introduced. She is engaging
herself with art activities in India, and among others,
has contributed to drawing illustrations for the
aforementioned Origami books and picture books for
children. In this connection, a picture book for
differently abled children, namely, “I Don’t
Like My Hair”, by Ms. Vinita Krishna, whose
illustrations are drawn by Ms. Hoshina, was also
book release is expected to broaden the perspective
of Japan-India cultural collaboration and exchanges.