Children all over the world learn to fold paper planes and boats in their elementary school. This craft of paper folding dates back to 100 AD, when it started in China and spread to Japan by 600 AD. It is from there where it evolved into what we today know as origami. The word originated from the Japanese words “ori” and “kami”, meaning folding and paper respectively.
Unlike common perceptions, origami is not only a hobby for children, but it is practised by people of all ages. It has many useful benefits, and it is also a great source of entertainment and enjoyment for the folders. The pleasure of transforming a plain piece of paper in to a three dimensional beautiful art form can be very satisfying and joyous.
The interest in origami continues to increase even today, intriguing people all around the world. I’m intrigued as well, and here’s what I’ve folded…
All the models were folded with 8.5″X8.5″ plain coloured papers, and no tape, glue, or scissor were used unless otherwise specified. Hope you guys like them!
This blog post is dedicated to grandmaster of origami, Akira Yoshizawa. Today is his 101st birthday and 7th death anniversary. Google’s doodle to mark this day: