Origami is the art of Japanese part-folding. Ori means fold and Kami means paper, together they form the word Origami. Originally, Origami was known as Orikata. It was not until in 1880 that the name “Origami” was used. In Japan, Origami is handed down through many generations with a big respect for this art. Perhaps the most famous origami pattern is the crane- a universal symbol of peace. In Japan, every child learns to make the crane as a Japanese’s prayer for peace.
When thinking about Origami, perhaps we all visualize the elaboration and high patient to make a satisfying product. Only with paper, everything is in the hands of craftsmen. Basically, Origami is the combination of folding ways to transform 2D paper (often square and rectangle) to complicated 3D shapes. An outstanding feature to differentiate Origami from others Japan paper arts is that Origami is nothing but uses folding steps and there is no gluing or taping during the effector process.
Origami is mainly divided into some types:
1. Modular Origami is the traditional one. a complicated design is made of many the same small units. However, gluing and taping is not allowed to stick layers or units.
2. Action Origami is a special type. When finished, the products can move under human force.
3. Jewelry Origami unbelievably produces unique jewelry.
4. Food Origami is super lovely and lifelike.
Along with the aim of decoration, Origami also brings various amazing benefits to Origami players. Origami effectively helps players to reduce stress and gain sharp satisfaction when they finish their works. Moreover, it also develops logic and association.
It is undeniable that Origami- paper folding is popularly favored and seizes our love because this art shows high aesthetics and represents Japan culture. Everything is vividly shrunk in the hands of Origami players.