Ever heard of origami? Yes origami is the art of paper folding in Japan. We are more familiar with origami than Papiroflexia or Pitoy even though Papiroflexia or Pitoy also an art of paper folding, Papiroflexia in Spayol and Pitoy to terms origami in argentina.
In the first century in China is about the year 105 papers were introduced and that's when the art of paper folding began in the know people. Art of paper folding continues to grow in China in the 6th century until exactly 610 years a Buddhist monk of Goguryeo (Korean peninsula) named Doncho (Dokyo) began to introduce a way of making ink and paper in Japan. With the introduction of paper and ink in Japan then the Japanese also began to recognize the art of paper folding or better known as origami.
Origami, the Japanese made using Japanese Washi paper is made traditionally but has a wonderful texture and soft but strong and durable when compared with other types of paper. Washi in Japan are also used as raw material for making paper money banknotes in Japan known strong and not easily worn.
Japanese washi demand is so high that they're expensive. The usefulness washi origami and materials in addition to making paper money is to make a variety of crafts and ornaments in the Shinto religion, Buddhist sculpture-making materials, bedding materials, furniture materials, such as kimono fabrics, can also be used as a home interior materials and door linings thrust.
Although the art of paper folding was first known in China for its development but people are more familiar with the art of paper folding that originated in Japan this is because the Japanese art of paper folding continues to grow until now.
Up to this time in Japanese origami models have 2 forms of traditional origami and origami modern.
As for the modern origami form begins around 1950's by a man named Akira who make origami are not only realistic form of animals but also decorative forms. Unlike the traditional origami folding techniques that rely, modern origami techniques also use pinning, gluing and cutting.
Pureland origami is origami for beginners and devoted to our Pureland origami folding is only allowed once.
Modular Origami is the art of folding paper in a way to make one sheet of paper into the form of modules and combining several modules with pins or glue to form a particular model such as animals, flowers or buildings.
technical origami or called origami Sekkei. If most origami art is based on trial and error to fold, then the technical origami begins with mathematical calculations form fields will be created and then made a pattern based on the paper folds.