Origami (Full Instrumentation)

Based on the ancient Oriental art form, Origami is flavored throughout with Asian influences, including featured Taiko drums. Generally accepted among scholars and artists, origami began approximately in the first century AD in China where people discovered the simple thrill of folding paper into various shapes and forms. Many of these primitive methods survived to this day as basic origami shapes and moves. As the skill of making paper moved across the Eastern world the art became quite popular in Japan where it melded with the culture and religion at the time. Soon the Shinto religion integrated various origami shapes and creations in their ceremonies where they remain until this day. In fact, origami is a Japanese name itself meaning “ori” or folding and “gami” which means paper.