Along with all the other crazy things Japanese do, they also make Origami art. As you probably already know, it is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding which started somewhere in the 17th century. However because paper decomposes rapidly, there is very little direct evidence of its age or origins.
Origami became popular again in the middle of the 1900’s and since then evolved into a modern art form. Of course the world’s most famous origami artist must be Michael from “Prison Break” and his famous paper crane.