Past Events Archive

Origami-Palooza & Paper Airplane Contest

August 14, 2016

Anyone and everyone, from young to old, to beginner to experienced, can join us to create amazing things with paper. Origami-Palooza will feature an exhibit with amazing origami, lots of tables with instructors to show you new folds for all ages, a table dedicated to folding Paper Cranes for the World Tree of Hope over the holidays and two hot contests that anyone can win with amazing prizes.

Fold With the Master! Join special guest Dr.Bernie Peyton as he teaches a very cool, wearable Cat Hat. He will also conduct an Origami Story fold along. Limited seating, so come early or register in advance!! Special paper will be provided.

  • Contribute and fold cranes for the World Tree of Hope in City Hall with members from Rainbow World Fund.
  •  Come see origami experts create amazing things with paper! Join in one of a dozen instruction tables, for folders of all levels

Pre-Register for our Challenges HERE

Enter your best Origami creation to win amazing prizes. We will award prizes to individuals in three categories: Under 6 years old, 7-13 years old and 14-100+.

If you folded a COMPLEX/VERY COMPLEX MODEL, enter it here!  Open to all ages. You must provide the name of the model and it’s creator.


3PM, in front of the Peace Pagoda.
Conducted by our special guest, JOHN COLLINS-The Paper Airplane Guy! Bring your best flyer and compete with others in your age group. Planes will be judged on distance and style! Check in by 2:45 at the INFO BOOTH next to Daiso.

If you cannot attend and would like to enter your origami model, they may be mailed to Paper Tree (Paper Tree, 1743 Buchanan Street, SF, CA, 94115. ATTN: ORIGAMI PALOOZA.)  Please include an ORIGAMI CHALLENGE REGISTRATION FORM and a RETURN LABEL if you would like it sent back.  You can also indicate if you want to pick it up from Paper Tree afterwards.
The Origami Challenges will be judged by local Origami Experts and Community leaders. Prizes include gift certificates, books, paper and more!

Registration or Check-in (if preregistered) will open at 12 PM on Sunday 8/14 at the Union Bank Community Room in the East Japan Center Malls.


When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: East Japan Center Mall
Cost: FREE