Paper folding relaxes and increases concentration. It lets you focus on a given moment and a given task. Completing a demanding figure is very rewarding 😌
Here are some fun facts about origami:
👐 Origami is derived from two Japanese words: Ori (folded) and Kami (paper). Before that, the art was called “orikata” (folded shapes).
👐 Initially, the art of paper folding was restricted only to ceremonial occasions because paper was scarce and expensive.
👐 The fastest time to make 100 origami cranes is 40 minutes 35 seconds, achieved by Yoneyama Yuichi (Japan) in Nagoya, Japan, on 30 November 2010. That’s an average of 24.35 seconds for each crane!
👐 An ancient Japanese legend says if you fold one thousand cranes you will be granted a wish. Feeling lucky?
Have you ever tried origami? 🤩🎨