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154 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 eight-year-old Kyoko sat alongside her friend care- fully following her every move as she folded a series of crisp creases into a simple square piece of paper, turning it into a graceful three-dimensional crane. The folded crane, or "orizuru" as it is called in Japanese, is the tradi- tional symbol for longevity and hap- piness, and an origami model most Japanese children learn to create. From Hiroshima, Japan to Maplewood, New Jersey As a young girl, Kyoko fell in love with origami, the ancient art of Japanese paper folding, but in high school she spent most of her time perfecting her skills in other time- honored Japanese art forms – the tea ceremony and ikebana flower arranging. It wasn't until many years later after moving to the United States that Kyoko Kondo took up origami again. This time Mrs. Kondo's daughter Linda sat alongside her mother carefully following her every move as she folded a series of crisp creases into a simple square piece of paper, turning it into a graceful three-dimensional crane. Since after World War II, the beloved crane had come to symbolize peace as well as longevity and happiness. P E T E R B A K E R S T U D I O S studio palette composition canvas inspiration gallery imagination Kyoko Kondo Advancing the Ancient and Modern Art of Origami E L I Z A B E T H S U N E B Y writer artist profile Butterflies Designed by Michael LaFosse made with Origamido paper. All models folded by Kyoko Kondo 154-162_WWMb14_artist profile_kkondo_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/25/14 12:01 PM Page 154