Yesterday students learnt about the ancient art of origami and made some beautiful origami cranes, frogs, kangaroos, koalas, elephants and more!
What is origami?
Origami (in Japanese, oru “to fold” and kami “paper”) is the art of folding paper to make two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects. Most researchers agree that origami originated in Japan about a thousand years ago, but a contingent contend its roots may be in China.
Origami “Orizuru” cranes
The most notable origami is a crane, or “Orizuru” which translates to folded crane. Cranes are a lucky animal in Japan and represent honour, good fortune, loyalty, and longevity.
We were fortunate to have some skilled Japanese students to assist and give their origami tips and tricks. While folding we played music, worked collaboratively and chatted about our aspirations.
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