Category: Japanese Culture

Japan Disaster – Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami

By TinyShiny, March 18, 2011 15:02

I am a little relieved. My Brother’s family and one of my friend could leave Sendai.
They are in Tokyo now.

But many people in North-Eastern Japan are still staying in the shelters (many places don’t have electricity).
More than 8500 people are dead, about 13000 people are still missing. Now they are facing a Nuclear disaster…
I am still worried about Japan.

Please pray for Japan. How to make Thousand Cranes (Senbazuru).

If you want to help, here are some donation sites:
Canadian Red Cross
American Red Cross
Google Crisis Response
日本 (Japanese Red Cross)

Origami Bird Book by Akiko Ishikawa published!

By TinyShiny, March 21, 2010 23:44

I am happy to announce that Akiko has published her first origami book.

It’s called the TinyShiny Origami Bird Book and features Twenty (20) hand-drawn, full-colour origami bird projects, with simple instructions that anyone can follow.

The book shows how to create elegant paper birds in hundreds of colours and patterns, using widely available origami paper.

This book is available at TinyShiny.com and Amazon.



Check inside of book.



About the author
Akiko has been making origami since she was a girl living in Tokyo. She has published many origami projects and articles about Japanese arts and crafts on TinyShiny.com. She is an accomplished jewelry designer, illustrator and origami artist. Her original tiny Origami Earrings designs have inspired many imitations and been sold worldwide. She continues to share the simple pleasure of folding paper into beautiful objects.