Origami: the traditional Japanese folk art

By Yoshi, December 14, 2010

“Origami” (おりがみ, 折り紙) is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. “Ori” means “folding”, and “kami” means “paper” in Japanese.
The most well known origami model is probably the Japanese paper crane.
Almost of Japanese can fold this crane, I think.

You might see many paper cranes in Japan.

This is “Senbazuru” (せんばづる, 千羽鶴), thousand Origami Cranes,
a group of one thousand origami paper cranes held together by strings.
In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person’s wish come true. people make 1000 paper origami cranes for wishes such as someone’s long life, recovering from illness, or peace.

You can get “origami” paper at 100 yen shops.

Origami has some samples on the cover.


we can make many things for using “Origami”.
How about making some “origami” for Christmas?

How to make Christmas Origami
(In Japanese, but the site explains how to fold by animation, please click the blue button “あにめ” on each pages. :)