History of Origami

Many people have speculated where origami originated, but no one knows for sure. Some say that it originated in China with the invention of paper, but to know for sure we would need a time machine. Origami started in Japan around the 6th century when Buddhist monks brought paper to Japan. The first origami dating back to the 6th century was used for religious ceremonies.  After that origami became a passing gift from samurai, to butterflies in wedding to symbolize the bride and groom. In Europe there was evidence of a cut and folded paper box made in 1444, and later paper boats in 1490.


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