Origami is derived from the words ‘ori’ meaning folding or to fold and ‘kami’ meaning paper, which literally means the art of paper folding.
A Japanese artist, Naoki Onogawa is using origami to create a new art form. Inspired by the legend of the 1000 cranes and the story of Sadako Sasaki, he is taking the paper folding art to a higher level.
He folds thousands of tiny origami cranes to create beautiful Bonsai trees. The colorful cranes, which are used to form the leaves give amazing visual to the trees.
“Since ancient time, the Japanese have been keen to natural world. We believe that nature is alive, has body and soul, which we prayed to gain peace, happiness, health and harmony. The orizuru crane is not only beautiful and popular in traditional origami art, but it is a symbol of prayer in Japan. It is my wish to communicate with people through my art. I hope you can feel peace and harmony with nature by looking at my artwork.”, said Naoki.
Now, let’s take a look at the beautiful art of origami created by Naoki Onogawa. Let us know which bonsai tree you love most.
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