Origami and Kirigami. Origami and Kirigami. Ori meaning " folding” K ami meaning " paper ” T he traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid- 1900s
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Ori meaning "folding”
Kami meaning "paper”
The traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s
The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques.
Paper cutting and gluing is usually considered kirigami.
Thousand origami cranes is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes held together by strings. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who fold a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. Some stories believe you are granted eternal good luck, instead of just one wish such as long life or recovery from an illness or injury.
In some stories, it is believed that the 1000 cranes must be completed within one year and they must all be made by the completed within one year and they must all be made by the personal who is to make the wish at the end.
1) Draw a circle on a sheet of paper and cut it out.
2) Curve the top of the circle to touch the bottom of the circle, without folding the circle in half. Gently press the middle of the circle to make a small crease.
3) Holding where the edges of the circle meets, use the other hand to press and indentation while folding the edges of the paper towards one another.
4) Put a dot of glue on the inside of one side of the folded edge, close to the small crease. Then press the two sides together to form a cookie shape.
5) Write a fortune on a sheet of paper and gently slide it into the folded cookie.
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