The Fascinating History of Origami

The art of Origami is generally believed to have originated in Japan during the 17th century AD.

Originally on account of the fact that paper was pricey origami was an art form only enjoyed by the rich and was saved for practical purposes such as folding letters. Samurai would giftone another small paper good luck charms called noshi and paper butterflies had been folded for Shinto weddings.



Origami directions had been passed down person to person and diagrams hadn't been written down until in 1797 when a book referred to as Senbazuru Orikata (How to Fold a thousand Cranes) was published.

The name origami comes from the Japanese verb oru meaning to fold and also the Japanese word for paper, kami. combining the two produces the word origami.


 Origami "How to Videos"

Japan isn’t the only country having a rich origami background. The art form was also developed by the Moors of Africa.

The Moors instead examined the mathematics of origami and developed complex shapes and tessellations.

 When the Moors invaded Spain within the 8th century AD they brought origami with them and soon right after it began to spread around Europe.


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Making Origami Paper Fighter Planes that look like the Real Deal

Discover the Secrets to Making Origami Fighter Planes. Models include Rq4 Global Hawk, F14 Tomcat and Aurora.

Origami Fireworks (Yami Yamauchi)
How to make an origami fireworks, an amazing modular model that explodes with color when you rotate it. This model is made of 12 units. Demonstrated by Jo Nakashima with permission of Yami Yamauchi Model by Yami Yamauchi