By: Chantal Ward & Jessica Yakashiro シャンテル ワード ＆ ジェシカ ヤカシロ Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. It is from the meaning oru(おる) which means folding and kami(かみ) which means paper. The main idea of origami is to make a representation of the object without using glue or cutting paper. Origami was introduced in the 6th century. • Originally started in china. • Only the rich could afford it • Was used in Shinto weddings. • PAPER Three different types of paper Kami (かみ) 2. Foil-back paper 3. Washi (わし) 1. •The most common origami is the paper crane. •The paper crane is a mystical Japanese best. •There is a legend that says anyone who makes a thousand paper cranes will be granted one wish. There are tools to help you fold the paper so you get a good crease and sharp fold. They were originally made from elk, deer, or cow bone. But now they are made from plastic or wood.