Origami started in the early 700s when paper first came to Japan.
Origami is when a single square of paper is folded into beautiful
designs. Origami was originally used for religious purposes, but then
people started using it as something to do for fun. Origami creators
fold square pieces of paper to make animals, dolls, boats, and other
figures without using scissors or glue.
Heian period (794-1185), origami was used as a gift for family or friends.
In the Edo period (1603-1868), people were making more beautiful origami
designs by using more than one sheet of paper. Origamis last
change was in the Meiji period (1868-1912); origami was taught in
elementary schools as a lesson in geometry.
Origami is still strong today in Japan and also
in clubs all over
the world. An example of a club is Origami U.S.A.