Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into various designs and styles. It can be done with the smallest scraps of paper up to any size paper imaginable, as well as manageable. Almost anything can be created with this amazing art form from birds, to people and even three-dimensional buildings.
The history of Origami is a very long one beginning in China around 100 AD and moving forward to the present day. Here is a brief time line of the history of Origami with some interesting facts along the way:
Ts’ai Lun, one of the Chinese Emperors servants, created the art or papermaking in China.
Papermaking began to flourish in Japan. During this initial period only the rich could afford paper as the production of it was time consuming and expensive. As time went on and paper production became cheaper and easier, paper folding would become more easily available to people of all classes and income.
800 – 1100 AD
Origami was introduced to the western world, Spain specifically but the Moors who were adept at making geometric models in origami.
The older known book about Origami, “Hiden Senbazuru Orikata” was published for enjoyment and amusement. The translation of this book is “The Secret of One Thousand Cranes Origami”. This title was significant because it was believed that if you created one thousand origami cranes, you would be granted one wish.
The first published collection of origami models, including the frog base, was published under the title “Kan no Mado” or “Window on Midwinter”. This publication began the true boom of origami with people all over the world.
Origami finally spreads to the United States and England where many people begin to practice the art; however, it never really takes off the way it did in Japan. Many people still practice it today in these countries.
A set of symbols is designed to help with the instructions for creating origami by Akira Yoshizawa. He later become know as the master of origami and his designs are still used to this day.
Eleanor Coerr published the book “Sadako and One Thousand Cranes”. This book was linked to the international peace movement as well as the origami crane.
The International Peace Project set about to get people from all over the world to fold one million origami cranes by the year 2000. This was done as a peace demonstration and not only did they achieve their goal, they beat it by some two hundred thousand cranes.
Even in today’s modern world of computers, cell phones and technology, origami still thrives. Many people have taken to technology to improve of the complexity of their designs by using computers to design the needed folds lines to create some truly amazingly complex works of art. Despite being one of the most ancient forms of art, origami still has a home in this modern world and it growing in beauty and skill each and every day.Immobilienmakler Heidelberg Makler Heidelberg
Source by Rammel Firdaus Ramli