World Origami Day
A special day is coming up that many people don’t know about. It’s a very important day for paper folding enthusiasts. All those people who stare at a sheet of paper and imagine all the amazing objects that can be made from it by simply folding.
World Origami Day was created for people who love folding paper and creating beautiful creations out of paper, cloth, napkins or any other material that can hold a crease.
It’s World Origami Day!
World Origami Day was created to coincide with Lillian Oppenheimer’s birthday. Oppenheimer is the founder of the first American origami group. Oppenheimer was alive from 1898 to 1992 and was also instrumental in the creation of Origami USA and the British Origami Society. Origami’s history goes back much further than Ms. Oppenheimer.
The art of folding paper appears to have originated in many places around the globe, including Europe, China, Japan, and Japan. This type of art has been associated with traditions and celebrations of all kinds, such as weddings, funerals, and birthdays. A poem is the first historical reference to a paper model. This seems appropriate, given that paper models are typically written on paper. The poem also mentions a butterfly design in relation to Shinto weddings. These beautiful designs were used in many other ways.
Napkin folding was a common European tradition. It was popularized in Europe during the 17th-18th centuries as a way to show that you were a good hostess or hostess. This particular tradition was eventually lost and almost forgotten, but it is beginning to resurface in recent decades.
Japan opened its borders to Germany in the late 1800s. They began to incorporate German paper folding techniques. This led to a beautiful union.
Origami is a symbol of hope and has been folded a thousand cranes for cancer patients.
Sadako Sasaki was a young girl who contracted leukemia after the atomic bomb hit her village of Hiroshima in World War II. She heard that a person with a terminal illness could fold 1000 paper cranes to get better. So, she decided to try it.
Sadako was able to fold 644 paper cranes before her peaceful death. People all over the globe heard her story and were inspired. They came together to create the Children’s Peace Monument at Hiroshima. Children from all parts of the globe send paper cranes to place at the monument in Sadako‚Äôs honour.
This story has made paper folding a symbol of hope, peace, and healing for the entire world.
It’s easy to celebrate this day in the paper-folding world. You just need to grab a piece of paper, and begin folding it into something wonderful!
It may not be so simple after all, but you can still make amazing paper creations with the help of online resources and local libraries.
These are some interesting ideas that you can share with your friends, family, or children of all ages.
Visit the Origami USA website, which Oppenheimer founded, to find all sorts of tips and tricks for making hundreds of different folded paper delights. You can find resources to make fun art with anything from an acorn, a crown, a dinosaur, or a chicken.
Are you planning a wedding? Send beautiful origami invitations! What about a birthday party? You could make beautiful place settings from folded paper napkins or other napkins. You could even use folded paper napkins to brighten up any event, such as a wedding reception or retirement party.
To continue the tradition of young Sadako’s paper cranes being placed at the monument, it is still possible to send them. You can place them on 100 crane strings and send them to Office of the Mayor, City Hiroshima, 634 Kokutaiji-Machi 1 Chome Naka-ku Hiroshima 730 Japan