Thursday, March 12, 2009

Japan-paper craft-origami

When I looked back my traditional memory from Japan, I remember that I always played with origami. I was an introvert child. I preferred to stay at home and played alone. I was fascinated with making the objects perfect and I loved its variety of color. Really beautiful.

Origami is the Japanese traditional art of paper folding. This practice has been started since the Edo era (1603-1867). Generally, a representation of an object is created by using geometric folds and crease patterns without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper. Regardless of these restrictions, they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. The most well know form is probably the Japanese paper crane.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Yoshi,

    I love the first photo. It really speaks of all the mystery and wonder of childhood.