Extreme Origami – Kunihiko Kasahara from New York Origami Center made a new book about his works. Daniel Kwan foldings shows what an elementary origami could be.
In old Japan the mass production of paper spread allover the country during the Edo period (1603-1868). So it was easier for ordinary people to study paper folding and enjoy the art of origami. The world’s oldest book on origami (1797), is titled “How to Fold a Thousand Cranes”. The book includes detailed instructions for folding paper cranes. In the following Meiji period (1868-1912) origami began to be taught widely for children in Japan, as in elementary school drawing classes, and became extremely familiar for people.