Study Groups

Friday, June 25, 2021
Linda Tomoko Mihara

Origami, the Japanese tradition of paper folding, derives from “ori,” to fold, and “kami,” paper. One sheet of paper can be folded into a myriad of shapes and figures.

Linda Tomoko Mihara will examine the history of paper folding, whose roots can be traced to Chinese and Moorish cultures. Next, she will focus on how Japan was able to elevate this into a major art form. Contemporary artists are pushing the traditional art form of origami to a new level. Linda will showcase several of these sculptural forms, which are on display at her family’s store, Paper Tree in San Francisco’s Japantown. She will also demonstrate the...

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