3 Magnificent Origami You'll Ever See

🎎 - culture Mar 20, 2024

Do you know Origami ζŠ˜γ‚Šη΄™? Folding paper to create various shapes, known as "origami," is one of Japan's traditional arts.

Today, I will share 3 examples of magnificent origami that will leave you speechless🀩!

But first, let’s learn more about origami and its origin.


🎌 Origins of Japanese Origami

The exact origins of origami in Japan are unclear, but it began to develop during the Muromachi period (14th to mid-16th century) when folding papers for gift wrapping and letters, known as "origata," became part of the etiquette among the samurai class. This tradition continued into the Edo period (17th to mid-19th century). These folding methods are considered one of the origins of modern Japanese origami.


During the Edo period, with the mass production of paper, origami became a popular pastime among the general population. In the early 18th century, folding cranes, known as "orizuru," one of Japan's most common origami works, were depicted in ukiyo-e prints and books introducing kimono patterns.



(image owned by Kumon Institute of Education)



(A page from the Hiden Senbazuru Orikata book. Image via Wikipedia)

In 1797, the book "Hiden Senbazuru Orikata" was published, considered the world's oldest book on origami, introducing techniques to fold multiple linked cranes from a single sheet of paper

Enough for the history now. Let’s see the 3 extraordinary origami I have found recently!



πŸ’€ Shinigami - Designed by Chuya Miyamoto


(Image via Public Relations Office - Government of Japan)


πŸ‰ Ryujin 3.5 - Designed by Satoshi Kamiya


(Image via @TomaszKrawczykOrigami on Pinterest)


❄️ Snow Ball - Designed by Natsume Kazuyo


(Image via @origamizuki)



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