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.

 

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