Last week students learnt the ancient art of origami.
Origami, derived from the Japanese words “oru” meaning “to fold” and “kami” meaning “paper,” is an intricate art form that involves the folding of paper to create various two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects. Although the exact origins of origami are still debated among researchers, it is widely believed to have originated in Japan around a thousand years ago, while some argue that its roots can be traced back to China.
One of the most iconic and recognizable origami creations is the crane, known as “Orizuru” in Japanese, which translates to a folded crane. In Japanese culture, cranes hold great significance as they are considered symbols of honor, good fortune, loyalty, and longevity.
During our exploration of origami, we had the privilege of working with skilled Japanese students who graciously shared their expertise, tips, and tricks. As we engaged in the folding process, we immersed ourselves in an atmosphere filled with lively music, collaboration, and meaningful conversations.
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