Origami from Japanese origami meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. The word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper. Origami folders often use the Japanese word kirigami to refer to cuts.