Friday, December 26, 2008

forget the year (Bonenkai)

The Japanese New Year (Oshogatsu) is a time for peace and resolution. Origami cranes (a symbol of longevity and happiness) are used in decorations to bring peace and joy to the New Year.
At the end of the year, “forget the year gatherings” (Bonenkai) are held, to provide an opportunity to leave behind the old year’s worries and troubles.

presenting the annual holiday edition:
origami cards and envelopes constructed from the C volume of the 1971 Encyclopaedia Britannica

the cards:

the envelopes:

reading Advanced Origami / Didier Boursin

weather the thaw between storms

in memoriam Emerson : happy hunting
birth unknown | appeared Thanksgiving 2004 | departed Boxing Day 2008