For the 2011 Autumn Auction, Toshikazu Kawasaki has donated a Rose. Auction date: 27 October 2011
Though perhaps best known for his “Kawasaki Rose,” Toshikazu Kawasaki’s origami creations also include modular and many other representational designs. He was born in 1955 in Nagasaki. During his high school years he saw a photo of a white swan created by Akira Yoshizawa, which inspired him to pursue origami. In university he majored in the algebraic theory of numbers, but at the same time he was also studying the geometry of origami. His university degree was based on his work on the theory of Origami Crane variations, and his doctoral thesis was on Tessellations. He is currently a professor at the Anan National College of Technology, in Japan.