"When you fold, the ritual and the act of creation is more important than the final result. When your hands are busy, your heart is serene" - Akira Yoshizawa Have you ever tried making something out of the paper in your childhood? I am sure, most of you would have tried your hands in making paper boats with simple folds of paper. Such brief episodes with paper made us feel mindful & brought us sheer joy . One such art form associated with the paper is Origami. The slow & precise act of paper fold, carefully made with presence of mind can aid relaxation, concentration, bring hand to eye coordination & sharpen our memory , which is the true remedy of our times today. This favourite pastime of Japanese people has now reached globally & has been the source of inspiration to many. Used as part of Japanese etiquette of Gift giving & paper adornments, Origami had been used as token of good luck to share with loved ones. Fig: Origami practiced by Japanese Women

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Heritage Tourism - The LayMan's Perspective

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