Book1 origami is the ancient art of paper folding. It was invented in Japan during the 6th century some time after paper was introduced to Japan.
Initially paper was expensive and therefore not available to the general public. Paper folding, was not a hobby: it was for formal functions. For
Book2 example: "Origami Tsuki" was a folded piece of paper that accompanied a valuable gift and it served as a certificate of authenticity. “Noshi” was
folded-paper that accompanied gifts and functioned as tokens of good fortune. “Tsutsumi” was formal gift wrappers. These ceremonial folds were
Book3 simple and symbolized sincerity and purity. Today origami is enjoyed by all young and old.