Learn About Art of Origami from a Professional Origami Master

There are many ways to enjoy origami – some choose to marvel at its beauty and simplicity or to explore its mathematic intricacies. Others wish to experience its calming, meditative effect as a creative medium. Almost none learn to enjoy origami from a professional artist. 


About origami

Origami (折り紙) is the traditional Japanese game of folding elaborately designed paper into a myriad of shapes, typically including plants, animals, and other living things. The word "origami" comes from the Japanese language. "Ori"(折) means folded and "kami" (紙) means paper. Much like geisha, cherry blossoms and images of Mount Fuji, the Japanese paper has become crane is also one of the most recognizable symbols of Japanese culture.

Origami is unique among traditional crafts in that it requires no materials other than the paper itself. While the original rules for early origami were less strict, the recipe for modern origami always requires a square sheet of paper with no cuts, glue or markings on the paper during the folding process. With even a small number of basic origami folds almost anyone can create intricate designs. 

Although commonly known in Japan today as a childhood pastime, origami has now evolved into a major medium for artistic expression, with leading artists transforming simple geometric shapes into awe-inspiring imaginative forms. More recently skilled origami artists have begun to experiment with traditional forms, with artists increasingly producing more complex, abstract forms. As such, the art of folding paper has graduated from its humble status as a common pastime to venerated fine art. 

Drawing on a rich Japanese aesthetic tradition and a long tradition, contemporary artists are able to construct extraordinary origami that is both dynamic and realistic, essentially turning origami into form of true haute artistic expression.

About the experience

We cordially invite you to explore the world of haute origami making from one of Japan’s foremost professional origami masters in the world. A highly sought-after professional artist whose sole specialty is making exquisite traditional Japanese paper-folding sculptures, your sensei will provide you with a private workshop in a setting of your choosing. On your next visit to Japan, consider making a detour into the majestic world of origami, whether to tap into your creative sensibilities or to take a peaceful moment out of your busy day.

Experience includes:Tea, confection, and souvenir
Duration:1.5 to 3 hours (can be adjusted upon request)
Location:10 minutes from Roppongi (inquire for further details)
Price:Please contact us to inquire about pricing