Hiro Kano

Hiro Kano

Born in Tokyo in the ’90s, Hiro started folding origami before elementary school and became captivated by Origami’s infinite possibility and range of things that you can create from just folding sheets of thin paper. After finishing folding most of the books available in the local library, Hiro started creating original models, winning smaller awards by Nippon Origami Association (NOA).

In 2005, at the age of 10, Hiro won the Grand-Prix in the Nippon Origami Contest, a competition that accepts worldwide submissions. He made a variety of beetles and insects which were a popular subject among kids at the time.

After that, he home-schooled for 10 years studying English, French, and many other subjects, gradually landing a job of content marketing. As for preferences, Hiro enjoys animals and insects as a subject, mostly working with square uncut paper models.