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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Origami and the Essence of Japan

Koto City, JapanPart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Manami

60 mins
Up to 3 people. Private groups available for up to 7
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in German, English, Japanese

What you'll do

This is a rare opportunity to learn Origami from a Japanese local, as if Japanese kids inherit the tradition from their family!

Origami is fun. You fit corners and lines, fold the paper in many directions, then you use a weird technique to completely transform the paper, and a boat or a bird or a flower unfold. It's simply a wow.

But you can't expect a typical Origami class here, because I will share with you Japanese culture associated with Origami. I will tell you seasonal events and things we love as well as their meanings, and our unique values. That's the true purpose of this experience.

I will pick up a few popular Origami recipes and go through folding processes, emphasizing basic skills. You will also hear a short story about culture and traditions linked with each item.

Join me in the process of this lovely handcraft with your favorite color or patterned paper!

★This experience best suits guests older than 11, who have no or little experience in Origami and/or have average craft making experience.

☆Message me before booking ! I’ll set up a customized lesson.
・Children under 12 Years old
・Advanced Origami learners
・Those who are very confident in craft making

★This experience is great for private groups looking to celebrate the Holidays virtually: family, friends, schools, coworkers and more!
This is a rare opportunity to learn Origami from a Japanese local, as if Japanese kids inherit the tradition from their family!

Origami is fun. You fit corners and lines, fold the paper in many directions, then you use a weird technique to completely transform the paper, and a boat or a bird or a flower unfold. It's simply a wow.

But you can't expect a typical Origami class here, because I will share with you Japanese cultu…

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 7 guests. Private group rates start at $9.

What to bring

  • 3 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.
  • Another sheet of the same sized paper for a spare
  • A scissors
  • A pen or pencil
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/ person
Sat, Nov 28
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (EST)
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$10 per person
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Sat, Nov 28
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
$10 per person
$10 per person
Sat, Dec 5
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (EST)
$10 per person
$10 per person

Meet your host, Manami

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 133 Reviews
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I always have an endless interest in traditional Japanese culture. I started Origami when I was 3, and practiced it intensively especially when I lived abroad at the age of 7. There me and my little sister had no toys nor friends. So we cut any available paper into square and made a lot of paper flowers, animals, furniture and people. We did the same thing at school, surprised other kids and could make friends with them.
Origami is a great way to make you concentrated, leaving things behind, finished with the sense of achieving something beautiful, and get connected with people.
I have a PhD in cultural heritage study and have hosted guided tours in an old part of Tokyo (https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/1051949 ). I would like to share our culture to everyone who would like to know about Japan .
I always have an endless interest in traditional Japanese culture. I started Origami when I was 3, and practiced it intensively especially when I lived abroad at the age of 7. There me and my little sister had no toys nor friends. So we cut any available paper into square and made a lot of paper flowers, animals, furniture and people. We did the same thing at school, surprised other kids and could make friends with them.
Origami is a great way to make you concentrated, leaving things behind…
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 133 reviews.

Victoria
November 2020
Loved it!! I bought this activity as something to do for my boyfriends birthday during lockdown and it was brilliant! Manami was so lovely, the session was relaxing and we really enjoyed doing something different. Manami even personalised the session with a special birthday background when we joined the call. We were able to choose from 6 types of origami ranging from easy to difficult. Great value for money! It’s a big 5 stars from me
Loved it!! I bought this activity as something to do for my boyfriends birthday during lockdown and it was brilliant! Manami was so lovely, the session was relaxing and we really e…
Ruby
November 2020
Manami was an amazing host! We had a small team for this session but everyone was engaged and focused while also having fun! Would highly recommend the experience!
Alexandra
November 2020
This was a great experience. It was a great ice breaker for a big group activity and a conversation starter as the group got to know each other.
Amanda
November 2020
Manami did a great job catering to our group. Would definitely recommend it for any work group. Instructions were easy to follow and she had a great camera set up!
Karla
November 2020
Manami is incredibly talented and such a good teacher! She is patient, explains things clearly, and even had a second camera so you could see with great detail the steps. Her energy is warm and friendly, we really enjoyed getting to know more about her experience with origami -- her story and passion for it. She gave us the chance to choose from different origamis to make and was very accomodating to different skill levels in our party.
Manami is incredibly talented and such a good teacher! She is patient, explains things clearly, and even had a second camera so you could see with great detail the steps. Her energ…
Sharon
November 2020
I really enjoyed Manami's Origami session; what a lovely, friendly and personable host Manami is, such a genuine pleasure to deal with from booking through to event and after. On the day, the camera set up worked really well, instructions were very clear and we surprised ourselves with the creations Manami helped us make. I booked this for a lunchtime work social and all attendees had a brilliant time, everyone commented on how relaxing and enjoyable the activity was and we all thought Manami was a great teacher. I'd definitely recommend this experience and hope to be able to book another again soon, to see if my folding skills stand up to something a little more challenging next time :)
I really enjoyed Manami's Origami session; what a lovely, friendly and personable host Manami is, such a genuine pleasure to deal with from booking through to event and after. On t…

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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.