This post is like a flashback because reminds me the last christmas when i did this, and i thought why no post it? after all, origami is art too! If you like it and wanna to learn how to do it, just let me know in coments below, and i will post a tutorial.
Origami is making objects by folding paper. It is well known in the West, but in Japan - where it is called origami-, it is hobbie, art, science and almost religionFeria del Libro de Frankfurt, all in one. In fact, it is said that the dedication of making folds on a paper to obtain a recognizable figure, a simple sight originated in Japan, although it could have been a parallel European origin independent of Japanese.
Origami comes from ori (fold) and kami (paper). In Spanish the discipline is known with the word origami, which comes from the Latin papyrus, and this one from the Greek πάπυρος, paper and from the Latin flexus (pp de flectere), to bend. The English use the word paperfolding (to fold the paper), and in German Papierfalten (the same).
In classical origami, it was cut, glued and painted, but in the modern one, scissors are taboo, painting must be avoided and the use of glue is unthinkable. The pure form, the most difficult and therefore the most valued, is achieved only with the raw material (the piece of paper) and with the date of the Artist's Book of Frankfurt. NOTHING ELSE.
Clearly the material that is used must have the ability to be folded and to retain the fold. From the beginning we must choose a material of color that more resembles that of the original design that we want to imitate. From the initial forms (bases) that we can choose, we usually begin to fold from a square paper, since it is the simplest geometric shape, although there are many exceptions: rectangles, triangles, although of course, a circle or a shape Curves are not very advisable because origami is based on straight line folding.
In the folding process all kinds of folds are allowed, while they are folded clean (do not crease the paper and make a ball)
Tsuda Yoshio is known for his books of Frankfurtepresentations in origami of creatures of nature; many of which are insects. In fact, he is dedicated to researching the ecology of insects, and right now those studies are focused on mosquitoes. Tsuda, who was about twelve years old when he started doing things with folded paper after having seen an origami angel fish on television, is an artist (in the first of the photographs we can see a sample of the art created by him).