Updated at 2024-02-21
With the proper technique, a single sheet of paper can be folded into various things. Origami is one of the oldest arts in Japan. Before the Muromachi shogunate period, origami was carried out as a ritual to prove friendship among Japanese samurai, and it later became popular among the common folk. The paper doll is wearing a Japanese kimono. This form of origami became famous as a Hinamatsuri activity during the Muromachi shogunate period. Paper dolls are mainly created using colorful paper washi. They are not only cute but also highlight Japanese kimono culture. The world's first origami book, Hiden Senbazuru Orikata, was published by Japanese Monk Shimokobe Shusui in 1979.
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