ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Origami and the Essence of Japan

Koto City, JapanPart of Airbnb 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 30.

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 30 guests. Private group rates start at $9.

What to bring

  • A pair of scissors
  • 15cm (6inches)×15cm SQUARE paper 4 sheets. Soft paper such as wrapping paper is preferred, or else origami paper can be easily purchased online.

Meet your Host, Manami

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 280 Reviews
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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 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 280 reviews.

Cindy
September 2021
This was such a fun activity! When I first saw what we were going to make during class, I really thought I was going to mess it up. However, I left class with three beautiful origami pieces! I recommend using origami paper. I used typing paper cut into squares and it worked fine, but your finished product will look much prettier with origami paper.
Becca
September 2021
Manami was fantastic and was so patient and calming. Great historical and personal details were shared about Japanese culture and origami practice. Highly calming and great in our large group of almost 20 people.
Mario
August 2021
Manami is really patient and was able to walk us on each step with calm and in a clear way. She also provides a few comments on each origami story and how it is associated with the Japanese culture. Our team enjoyed a lot the experience!
Malek
August 2021
Manami did a great job explaining the history of this Japanese art and walking the entire team through building the origami objects of our choice (the lotus flower and the crane), Thank you Manami for a great and joyful experience!
Emma
August 2021
Manami was the sweetest host! We all truly enjoyed her presence and storytelling. We loved learning about origami, where it came from, and the traditions. It really made the experience special. Thank you so much!
Stacey
August 2021
We loved our origami session with Manami!!! She was friendly, knowledgable and extremely passionate about Japanese culture. She shared so much fascinating information about Japanese culture and origami. We were able to choose our origami styles for the session and her instructions were clear, brilliantly paced and supportive throughout. I would recommend this session to anyone who has been to Japan, wants to go to Japan or is just interested in Japanese culture. You will be be disappointed!

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Things to know

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.