Paper was first invented in China around 105 A.D. and was delivered to Japan by monks in the sixth century. Handmade paper was a luxurious item solely accessible to a few, and paper folding in ancient Japan was once strictly for ceremonial purposes, regularly non-secular in nature.
Origami is the artwork of paper-folding. Its title derives from Japanese phrases ori (folding) and kami (paper). Traditional origami consists of folding a single sheet of square paper (often with a coloured side) into a sculpture without cutting, glueing, taping, or even marking it.