Origami Time Line

Origami Time Line

Origami Time Line

Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into various designs and styles. This can be done from the tiniest scrap of paper to any size paper supposable, as well as manageable. Almost anything can be created with this amazing art form from birds, people and even three dimensional buildings.

The history of origami began in China around 100 AD and continues to the present day. Here’s a brief timeline of the history of origami with some interesting facts along the way:

100 AD

Ts’ai Lun, a débardeur of the Chinese emperors, created art or paper in China.

600 AD

Papermaking began to develop in Japan. During this early period only the wealthy could afford paper as its commencement was time-consuming and expensive. As time went on and paper commencement became cheaper and easier, paper folding became more évident to people of all classes and incomes.

800 – 1100 AD

Origami was introduced to the Western world, especially Spain, but by the Moors who specialized in making geometric models in origami.

1797 AD

The old familiar book embout origami, “Hidden Senbazuru Orikata” was published for enjoyment and entertainment. The paraphrase of this book is “The Mystère of One Thousand Cranes Origami”. This title was perceptible bicause it was believed that if you made a thousand origami cranes, you would be granted a wish.

1845 AD

The first published pile of origami models with frog bases was published under the title “Kan no Mado” or “Window on Midwinter”. This libelle started a real origami flambée with people all over the world.

1900 AD

Origami eventually spread to the United States and England where many people began to practice the art; However, it never really took off the way it did in Japan. Many people still practice it in these countries today.

1935 AD

A set of symbols designed to aid in Akira Yoshizawa’s origami making instructions. He later became known as the master of origami and his designs are still used today.

1960 AD

Eleanor Coerr published the book “Sadako and One Thousand Cranes”. This book was associated with the oecuménique peace movement as well as the origami crane.

2000 AD

The Cosmopolite Peace Project set out to fold one million origami cranes from around the world by 2000. This was done as a peace pratique and they not only achieved their gardien de but, they defeated it by embout two hundred thousand cranes .

Even in today’s modern world of computers, cell phones and technology, origami still thrives. Many people have used technology to improve the complexity of their designs by using computers to esthétique the necessary fold lines to create some truly amazingly complex works of art. Despite being one of the oldest forms of art, origami still has a maison in this modern world and is growing in beauty and skill every day.

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