On Saturday, April 2, the city stage of the Origami Olympiad took place in Krasnoyarsk. 


The organizer Centre for Professional Self-Identification with the support of the International Affairs Division of Mayor's Department of the Krasnoyarsk City Administration. 112 students from 38 educational institutions of the city competed in the knowledge of the origami alphabet and the ability to create three-dimensional figures from an ordinary flat sheet of paper.


Before the start of the contest, Yamato Seo, Senior Lecturer of the Japanese Centre of SibFU, addressed the children with a welcoming speech and wished them good luck in Japanese. From him, the participants learned that the Japanese believe KitKat chocolate helps them win, since its name is consonant with the Japanese phrase "kitto katto", which means "I will definitely win."

The results of the Olympiad will be posted on the website of the Centre, and the winners will receive Japanese souvenirs.