Origami as it is called in the Japanese language is the art of paper folding. Now, if try to split the word into two then you would find that ORI means to fold and KAMI is called paper in Japanese, which when put together formulates the word ‘origami’. This art is been gifted to the Japanese by their ancestors and it is something which is not just taught in schools but it is assimilated in their family culture and it is followed as a tradition in that country.
Brief History of Origami
Today it can be said that the art of origami has become very popular not just in Japan, but also far outside its shores. The simplest method of making figures through origami is by folding paper. Figures or objects like that of toys, birds, masks, toys, and geometric shapes are being made by the young kids in their primary schools.
The paper as we all know was invented in China during the time of 100 A.D., but this art was kept under the wraps as a secret with them for almost a century so as to say. After which the art of making paper through the rubber sap of the trees sneaked through Korea and then from there it reached Japan. Japan then opened the borders for this art to reach other people and other countries and for them to develop this art and follow. The paper was brought too many different uses and it got mixed with a variety of colors and then the addition of silk threads made origami a thing that was liked by the classes. Then it started a trend where people began to wrap the gift with the noshi. A noshi had a different style of folding pattern which was dependent on the kind of gift a person had to give. And you must know too origami have some styles too and here they are:
The Action Origami
Origami is an art that not only covers the stagnant object, but also the moving objects are covered in this art. This art could make the objects move, it can make them fly, this is because it uses the kinetic energy that also proves that there is a pinch of science involved in this art.
The Modular Origami
In this type of origami the like kind of pieces are put together to complete the model. It might seem simple in the beginning but it might be difficult to complete it.
The Wet-folding Origami
In this kind of origami objects which have soft curves are made rather than making use of the geometric straight folds and the flat surfaces. The paper is dampened a little to make it easy to give it shape, and then finally the model keeps its shape when it gets dried up.
The Pureland Origami
In this kind of origami there is bit of restriction to it, in this a fold can be made only one at a time, Only straightforward locations are allowed in this and not the reverse folds. Origami is an art that has a lot of dimensions to it, though it looks easy but one has to learn a lot to master the art, most importantly one has to have patience.