Origami originated in Japan and is the traditional art of folding paper to form objects such as animals, flowers, birds, etc. With just one piece of plain paper an individual can create numerous, beautiful and complex compositions. Whoever knew that folding paper could be so complicated? For those interested in origami, it's not as much complicated as it is challenging. This is a hobby that young and old alike can enjoy. Buy several books and soon you will be able to amaze friends and family with your new skill.