Japanophiles: Andrew Dewar
*First broadcast on October 13, 2022.
Andrew Dewar, originally from Toronto, Canada, is a designer of paper airplanes. His interest was sparked at the age of ten, when he encountered a sleek, unfamiliar paper-airplane design. Dewar contacted its creator: Ninomiya Yasuaki, a Japanese master of the craft. The encounter inspired a lifelong passion. In a Japanophiles interview, Dewar tells Peter Barakan about his innovative approach to paper-airplane design, and explains why Japan is the perfect place for fans of this activity.
Andrew Dewar has designed countless paper airplanes, that can fly for up to hundreds of meters
He introduces Peter Barakan to his collection
Dewar's three-dimensional airplanes look very like the airplanes they are based on