Welcome to 21Folds
Your local South African Origami Art Store!
We also create origami sketches, origami installation, origami plant swag… really just anything and everything origami. Check out our social media links for our unfolding adventures!
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Read about the woman from Japan that inspire us
Kick-ass woman of Japanese history
(est. b. 1157)
Known as Japan’s fiercest female warrior. This legendary female samurai heightens the importance of female independence and achievement
The pen name of a mysterious woman who lived during the Heian Period. She wrote The Tale of Genji, which is considered to be the world’s first full length novel.
One of the first Japanese feminists, Kishida was a public speaker who traveled the country during the Meiji period, speaking out on behalf of women’s rights
A designer who opened her own fashion house in 1951, Japan’s first and only female fashion designer to have her collections shown in Paris and New York
Not only is she a kick-ass cardiovascular surgeon but a JAXA astronaut who became the first Japanese woman to go into space in 1994.
The face of the 5,000 yen bill, Natsuko Higuchi (pen name: Ichiyo Higuchi) was a prominent writer and is known as the first woman writer of the modern era.
A victim of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima in WWII, this nine year old set out to fold one thousand paper cranes to grant her wish was to live.
The first woman physicist in Japan. A student in Paris, she was forced to return to Japan in 1945, she carried a spectrometer home strapped to her back.