Nihon jaia

Origami Workshop & Exhibition

Origami (折り紙, from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper") is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. In Japan, the earliest unambiguous reference to a paper model is in a short poem by Ihara Saikaku in 1680 which describes paper butterflies in a dream. Origami butterflies were used during the celebration of Shinto weddings to represent the bride and groom, so paper folding already become a significant aspect of Japanese ceremony by the Heian period (794–1185) of Japanese history, enough that the reference in this poem would be recognized. Samurai warriors would exchange gifts adorned with noshi, a sort of good luck token made of folded strips of paper. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of material into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami.

Activities in the Festival:

Origami Workshop and Exhibition.

Bizkaiko Origami Taldea - Origami Group of Bizkaia (BOT)

BOT is a cultural association which aims to promote and practice the origami, the art of folding paper to make figures. This is the only association dedicated to origami existing in the Basque Country.

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