Japan Origami

09 Oct

Japan Origami : 1000 yen note folded into Hideyo Noguchi with a turban.

This is “Turban Noguchi” created by Mr. Nakajima, a 29-year-old Nagoya resident. With his origami technique, he outfitted Hideyo Noguchi on the 1,000 Japanese yen note with a turban.


This is the original 1,000 Japanese yen note.


I wonder if it will work on Yusof Bin Ishak, since the position of the portrait is pretty close.


Perhaps it may even work on Benjamin Franklin with some change to the technique.


I guess some get it lucky without having to do anything.


Other than the turban technique, Mr. Nakajima also came up with other techniques to outfit Noguchi with different headgears. Sombrero and a veil are two of them. If you wish to try these origami techniques, do visit Pink Tentacle for the original article that also links to Turban Noguchi No Sekaiターバン野口の世界 ターバンのぐちのせかい」」 which also means “The World of Turban Noguchi”. Featured on that site are the many incarnations of Hideyo Noguchi and a YouTube video on how to fold your very own “Turban Noguchi”.


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  1. dice

    Tuesday, 9 October, 2007 at 22:59

    LOL! The last currency’s a classic!

  2. Gackt

    Wednesday, 10 October, 2007 at 21:25

    Interesting… Maybe I will try to improvise the technique on the last currency by cutting it out…

  3. Soshi

    Friday, 12 October, 2007 at 23:54

    Hahah! This is interesting! I think it’d work on our notes because the positioning of the person is in the same area?

  4. Zinc

    Sunday, 14 October, 2007 at 13:43

    Hmmm, does the jap note resembles hell bank notes? I mean a little?…

  5. mervyn

    Monday, 15 October, 2007 at 03:34

    I think hell notes come in brighter shades of blue and red. I’ve not offered those in years. The ones I can remember are the supposed ‘coins’. The sheets with shiny center material in the center where you’re supposed to fold into taels before burning.