Origami History, Folding Tips, Paper Shops

 

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ORIGAMI HISTORY

Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. The word comes from “oru” meaning to fold, and “kami” meaning paper. It is believed to have begun soon after the invention of paper in China (105 AD). Both paper and paper-folding were then introduced to Japan in the sixth century by Buddhist Monks, where its practice was most fully developed. Today, its popularity can be seen throughout the world, among people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures.
(From: encarta.msn.com & http://www.origami.as)

FOLDING TIPS

Fold paper neatly and carefully, especially at the points of corners.
Precise folds and creases are the secret to successful origami designs.
Work on a hard flat surface so that all the folds are as even as you can get them.
Follow each step carefully in the right order.

ORIGAMI PAPER SUPPLIES IN TORONTO

Rainbow Gifts  
Dragon City Mall
280 Spadina Ave. 2nd floor
Ph: 416-979-7196

The Paper Place
http://www.thepaperplace.ca

Midoco
http://www.midoco.ca/Home.html

Deserres
http://www.deserres.ca/en-CA

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One response to “Origami History, Folding Tips, Paper Shops

  1. Hi! I wanted to let you know that we just started an online origami store from Toronto. We ship to USA and Canada :) http://www.origamipapermonster.com.

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