Monday, April 17, 2006

Amazing Origami Arts

When I was about 7 , my dad bought me a origami instruction book. For some reasons, origami attracts me a lot. Drawn into its magical symmetrical shapes, its offering for a tranquil state of mind I could spend several hours trying to solve a figure.

The art of origami is that each figure has a set of instructions to guide you to the solution. But ultimately you need to practice and work the instructions out. Just like the central principle in Zen Buddhism: the Buddha's text shows you the way to enlightenment, but getting there is your sole responsibility, no one can help you.

These are some origami artwork of Hojyo Takashi. Of course I am far away from making something like those! He is a true master.

You can download the PowerPoint containing all 35 photos with a very nice background instrumental. Thank you Sonny.

"Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love. This is the eternal rule." ~ Gautama Buddha


domestika said...

Wow. People have to see this stuff! Consider yourself linked. :-)

Anonymous said...

Do you have any idea of the name of the music being played during this show?