ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Origami and the Essence of Japan

Koto City, JapanPart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Manami

60 mins, Hosted in Japanese and English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 5 people
Private groups available for up to 12.

What you'll do

This is a rare opportunity to learn Origami with cultural backstories from a Tokyo local. It is a creative and fun experience perfect for corporate team building as well as family or friends get together!

Origami is a traditional art of paper crafting from Japan. Precision and dexterousness that are required to fold a piece of paper is CONCENTRATING as well as THERAPEUTIC.
This provides you a time to relax and share a common creative experience with people who you care. And you will create cool or lovely shapes by yourself.

You can't get the same experience on YouTube tutorials because Manami shares not only how to make Origami, but also its history as well as Japanese culture and values behind the shapes.

You will choose a few Origami from options with different skill levels. Manami will demonstrate folding step by step, emphasizing important skills. If anyone has questions or requests, she can stop to help anytime.

1. Manami introduces herself and the session
2. Manami asks one guest to introduce the group
3. Manami explains the options and confirm with the group which ones to fold
4. Manami demonstrates folding each origami step by step with her second camera showing her hands spotlighted
5. For traditional options, Manami talks about their background and related cultural stories
6. You can ask any questions or make comments during or after the session
This is a rare opportunity to learn Origami with cultural backstories from a Tokyo local. It is a creative and fun experience perfect for corporate team building as well as family or friends get together!

Origami is a traditional art of paper crafting from Japan. Precision and dexterousness that are required to fold a piece of paper is CONCENTRATING as well as THERAPEUTIC.
This provides you a time to relax and share a common cre…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Manami can host private groups of any size, up to 12 guests. Private group rates start at $10.

What to bring

  • 5 sheets of 15cm (about6 inch) ×15cm SQUARE paper. Ideally ORIGAMI paper but if they are not available, any paper is fine. Avoid too hard paper.
  • A scissors
  • A pen or pencil

Meet your host, Manami

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 248 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Manami is professional origami instructor from Tokyo, Japan. She started learning origami from her mother when she was 3 years old. She loves Japanese traditional culture and is currently running a few projects in English.

Her origami experience is about more than learning skills. She loves to share the stories behind traditional origami and teach about Japanese traditional culture and values.

She speak TOEFL 111 level English and intermediate German. She studied history and completed Ph.D. in cultural heritage studies. She studied one year in Germany and did an internship in Switzerland for half an year. She likes traveling, visiting temples and shrines and learning languages.

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Manami is professional origami instructor from Tokyo, Japan. She started learning origami from her mother when she was 3 years old. She loves Japanese traditional culture and is currently running a few projects in English.

Her origami experience is about more than learning skills. She loves to share the stories behind traditional origami and teach about Japanese traditional culture and values.

She speak TOEFL 111 level English and intermediate German. She studied history an…
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 248 reviews.

Johanna
July 2021
Wonderful introduction to origami! Easy to follow instructions, easy to understand. I liked the info on the history of origami that she provided too. Well planned hour long activity. Happy to find out she has a YouTube and IG too so I can get other ideas for more shapes to make.
Wonderful introduction to origami! Easy to follow instructions, easy to understand. I liked the info on the history of origami that she provided too. Well planned hour long activit…
Deboshree
July 2021
Manami San explains well and has a smile throughout and is very encouraging. I really enjoyed meeting her and it was a fun experience
Majida
July 2021
This was a relaxing and fun way to spend time with my husband learning something new. Manami is very friendly and patient. Also very encouraging and supportive. I enjoyed this class very much! Thanks Manami!
Michelle
July 2021
This experience was so much fun! Such a family friendly activity to partake in my daughter really enjoyed sitting in on this event with me. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking for a fun virtual experience with friends and family.
This experience was so much fun! Such a family friendly activity to partake in my daughter really enjoyed sitting in on this event with me. I would highly recommend this for anyone…
Olga
July 2021
A great team building activity! Manami is so kind and thoughtful and knowledgable about origami! The experience was relaxing and extremely enjoyed by our group!
Daniela
July 2021
This is one of the best online activities I´ve done so far. It was such a lovely way to learn about the history of origami. Doing it by myself was very nice and I felt very calm after the workshop. Manami is a very good teacher, friendly and nice too. I can highly recommend it.
This is one of the best online activities I´ve done so far. It was such a lovely way to learn about the history of origami. Doing it by myself was very nice and I felt very calm…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.