Learn about paper folding art from a professional origami master

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 craft has become 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.

Although today it is commonly regarded 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, contemporary origami artists are able to construct extraordinary pieces that can be both dynamic and realistic, essentially turning origami into a form of haute artistic expression.

About the experience

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

Marvel at the beauty and simplicity of the mathematically intricate paper art. Experience its calming, meditative effect as a creative medium.

Experience includes:Take-home origami art you create during your experience
Duration:1.5 to 3 hours (can be adjusted upon request)
Location:Tokyo (inquire about the location)
Price:Please contact us to inquire about pricing