Origami: Paper


Origami Paper

Included in Daily Life box, Visual Arts box

  • Description: Origami is best-known as one of Japan’s favorite pastimes. Since it usually only involves one piece of paper, this hobby can be enjoyed anywhere. To make origami, one will fold a single square piece of paper in various ways to create shapes resembling items and animals such as cranes, frogs, boxes, and samurai helmets. Many children often learn how to make origami from their parents and grandparents, and usually begin with the crane. Because of this, the most well-known origami shape is the crane. Legend has it that if someone creates a chain of 1,000 cranes, a crane will grant that person a single wish.
    For more information, visit: http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami

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