How to Fold an Origami Crane


How to Fold an Origami Crane

Complex in the thought, simple in the fold.

My goal through How to Fold an Origami Crane was educate a western audience about a Japanese tradition. However, with this aim I found difficulty due to different cultural mindsets. A broad statement about the cultures of each would be Japan tends to focus more on the journey while western cultures focus on the destination. In my how to I could not ignore one or the other; therefore, I included short explanations after each visual and before each direction. I thought this balance would be effective because my audience would learn how to fold a crane, and learn a bit about why each fold is important; hence, focusing on the process.