High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Chinese Paper Folding,
or Zhezhi (pinyin: zhe zh ), is the art of paper folding that
originated in China. It is the predecessor of origami. The work of
Akira Yoshizawa widely popularized the Japanese name "origami"-
however, in China, and other Chinese speaking places, the art is
referred to by the chinese name, Zhe Zhi. Paper was first invented
by Cai Lun in the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. In the 6th century,
Buddhist monks carried paper to Japan. The first Japanese origami
is dated from this period. Due to political isolation of mainland
China until the Qing Dynasty, examples of early zhezhi are rare in
comparison to works from the same time from Japan and contemporary
Spanish-speaking lands. The first noteworthy book from Japan on the
subject was printed in 1797, Sembazuru Orikata ("The Folding of
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