Are you interested in Japanese culture? Have you ever tried something culture experience in Japan? If not yet, there is good experience for you! Do you know Origami?
Origami is a Japanese children’s traditional pass time, they fold paper into the shapes of box, ornaments, animals, plants and several household objects.
Lately, the artistic aspects of origami have been re-evaluated, which has led to it becoming more and more popular abroad. The Origami Kaikan was opened as an international and domestic friendship exchange place as well as a contribution to society.
This exhibition center and workshop is dedicated to the quintessential Japanese art of origami which you can learn to do yourself in classes here. At Origami Kaikan, visitors can see seasonal exhibitions of origami art in the gallery, watch the washi paper being made and dyed in the studio, and experience making an origami art by participating in the workshops held every day. There is a shop including gallery on the 1st floor, a gallery on the 2nd, and a workshop on 4th where you can watch the process of making, dyeing and decorating origami paper.
Admission is free, but origami lessons cost ¥1000 to ¥2500 for one to two hours, depending on the complexity of that day’s design. The Mini Lesson held every day provides a great opportunity for travelers who want a quick experience of Japanese crafts with locals. There are longer advanced lessons for those who are a little more serious. Two of the recommended classes for those will be the Origami Jewelry Lesson held once a month in bilingual (Japanese and English), and 60-min lesson by Mr. Kobayashi, the director of Origami Kaikan. Interesting? Please check it out!
1000yen to 2500yen