ONLINE: Origami & Furoshiki Workshop with Specialist Instructor
Encounter two traditional Japanese art forms at once in this online experience with an expert instructor. First, try your hand at our origami session, where you can learn first-hand how to make the perfect origami structures from the crane to Mount Fuji. Then, discover the little-known craft of furoshiki wrapping, the Japanese art of skillfully wrapping goods and products.
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◆ Learn origami & furoshiki cloth wrapping from a licensed instructor in the comfort of your own home
◆ Make a variety of simple and complex origami & furoshiki creations
◆ Discover the history and importance of origami & furoshiki
Please note the times for this activity refer to Japan Standard Time (please check what times these will be for your own region).
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
What to bring
◆ 6-8 sheets of approx. 7.5cm x 7.5cm (about 3 x 3 inches) square paper per person (any paper is fine!)
◆ 1 rectangular cloth at least 60cm (approx. 23 inches) in length (dish cloths, blankets and towels are fine to use)
What are Origami & Furoshiki?
Origami is the art of Japanese paper folding. Its practitioners create complex shapes out of paper without the need of glue or scissors. Origami's influence can be seen in art, technology, science and beyond.
Furoshiki, on the other hand, are a type of wrapping cloth traditionally used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods. They have been present in Japanese culture for hundreds of years and are making a well-deserved comeback due to their eco-friendly designs.
In this online program, you will be taught how to make origami and furoshiki creations by our nationally-licensed instructors. In the first half of the lesson, you will create a variety of origami shapes, both simple and complex, such as the crane, Mount Fuji, and ninja stars. Then, in our furoshiki activity, you will learn the basic knots and techniques to furoshiki wrapping, and have a go at some of the more complex methods such as bag making and bottle wrapping. As you make your origami and furoshiki creations, our knowledgable guide will tell you all about the varied pasts of these practical crafts and their usefulness even in the world today.
All our instructors are nationally-licensed bilingual guides with significant experience in the arts of origami furoshiki.
How to participate
This program will take place over video call on Zoom. You can download Zoom for free here. Once you have booked the experience, we will send you a link and more information over email.
If you would like to participate in the activity (ask any questions, show your designs, etc.) you will need your own webcam and microphone.
Total Price = Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax
• Learn to make several furoshiki & origami creations from a specialist instructor.
◆ Please note that this is an online activity and more than one group may join. We can also arrange for you a private online experience for a negotiated fee.
◆ The fee on this activity is per group. Each group should have a maximum of 5 participants and share one computer/Zoom account. If you would like to view the activity from multiple computers, please book for each as a separate group.
◆ Program duration is an estimate. It is subject to change depending on the number of participants and/or certain conditions.
◆ This program is offered in English only. We can also offer services in other languages, including French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian. If you would like to request an experience in another language please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can arrange for you a private online experience for a negotiated fee.
◆ If you are unable to make our scheduled sessions but are interested in attending this activity, please contact us at email@example.com. We can arrange for you a private online experience for a negotiated fee.
◆ Our business hours are from 9:00am to 6:00pm on weekdays. For inquiries received outside business hours, we will look into them and respond on the next business day.
Note: The standard booking deadline for this program is 5:00pm 3 business days (Japan Standard Time) prior to the program. When booking after this deadline, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that any programs booked after the deadline without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.