"Origami" Japan Things to Do Tip by Sharrie

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Try your hand at ORIGAMI: The art of folding paper into beautiful & useful shapes; most renowed of which is the SENBAZURU (a thousand cranes). Folding things is a common practice in the Japanese daily life, from the use of kimono, furoshiki (wrapping cloths), sleeping mat, gift wrapping, etc... They have evolved into a formal etiquette!

It's very common to find Origami under the school curriculum as the Japanese believe that paper play would develop logical thinking, creativity, imagination & manual dexterity in children. The vesatility of this creative art also means that two artists may follow the same steps for making a mask but the end results may be different due to the artists' differing emotions, personalities & knowledge. Amazing, isn't it?

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  • Updated Apr 27, 2003
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