Hilaire Michel. galleries. May 07th , 2018.
In Japan, at one time origami was taught in schools but today, children are generally taught origami at home. Holidays are celebrated with colorful origami decorations made by the family. On children‘s day (formerly boy‘s day), children make colorful carp: a fish that swims upstream, against the current. This symbolizes strength. During the summer, Tanabata, The Star Festival is celebrated. Live bamboo branches are decorated with origami stars and other paper decorations in a manner which brings to mind a decorated Christmas tree.
If you don‘t have any origami paper, you can get some here and print it out. There are two types: practice origami sheets, with fold marks to help you make the figures, and origami for your final projects.
It is believed that string of 1,000 paper cranes is a symbol of longevity. It is also traditional to give this to people who are ill or hospitalized, as a way to wish for their recovery and a long, healthy life.
You can do these with any kind of paper although I really, really recommend you use origami paper and you can even get a patterned origami paper which is beyond adorable!
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