Origami…The Japanese Art of paper folding

Origami means paper folding. It is a very popular and ancient art among of Japan. Many different shapes like flowers, animals,birds etc. could be made of  square shaped  colourful papers. Hearing Origami, the very first thing that came in to our mind is about the story of “Sadako” who made 100 Origami cranes wishing for good health. Cranes are considered as the symbol of longevity among the Japanese. People visiting Hiroshima used to make 100 paper cranes and hang there wishing for good health and longevity.

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There are books from simple to complex levels available for learning Origami art. Knowing new and Origami creations is considered as a matter of pride among the Japanese people- both children and adults.