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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 2 people. Private groups available for up to 12
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in Japanese, English

What you'll do

*The pricing is per person*
This is a rare opportunity to learn Origami from a Japanese local, as if Japanese kids inherit the tradition from their mothers!

Origami is a traditional art of paper crafting from Japan. It’s s intellectual, creative, artistic and relaxing.
Whether you simply would like to enjoy making shapes and learning new skills or you are interested in Japanese culture, this workshop is a perfect opportunity.

You will choose a few Origami from options with different skill levels. If you pick traditional ones, you will hear their background stories as well, to get to know Japanese culture and values. I will demonstrate folding step by step, emphasizing important skills. If you have questions or requests, I can stop and help you anytime.

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

★This experience is suitable for:
・Children and adults who like crafts
・Those who would like to get to know Japanese culture
・Travelers who wish to come to Japan
・Private groups (family, friends, schools, corporate teams) looking for a virtual get together opportunity.

★Additional charges applied for:
・Very advanced origami learners +2,000Yen
・Those who would like to make specific shapes +1,000Yen
・Those who would like to understand Japanese culture deeply +1,000Yen
*The pricing is per person*
This is a rare opportunity to learn Origami from a Japanese local, as if Japanese kids inherit the tradition from their mothers!

Origami is a traditional art of paper crafting from Japan. It’s s intellectual, creative, artistic and relaxing.
Whether you simply would like to enjoy making shapes and learning new skills or you are interested in Japanese culture, this workshop is a perfect opportunity…

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
  • No alcohols please
From $12
/ person
Book for a private group
Mon, Apr 26
$12 per person
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (EDT)
$12 per person
Mon, Apr 26
$12 per person
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
$12 per person
Tue, Apr 27
$12 per person
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (EDT)
$12 per person

Meet your host, Manami

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 221 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am Japanese professional origami instructor from Tokyo. I started learning origami from my mother when I was 3 years old. Now I love Japanese traditional culture a lot and run a few related projects in English.

This experience got 4.99/5.0 stars since its launch in May 2020. This activity allowed me to meet hundreds of fantastic people from around the globe.
The core idea of my project is I don't just teach skills. My whole aim is to share Japanese traditional culture and values.

I speak TOEFL 111 level English and intermediate German. I studied history and completed Ph.D. in cultural heritage studies. I like traveling, temples and shrines, learning languages, meeting family and friends.

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https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/1836928?s=67&unique_share_id=7dd9b425-f23f-47ea-896c-2148fac7578d
I am Japanese professional origami instructor from Tokyo. I started learning origami from my mother when I was 3 years old. Now I love Japanese traditional culture a lot and run a few related projects in English.

This experience got 4.99/5.0 stars since its launch in May 2020. This activity allowed me to meet hundreds of fantastic people from around the globe.
The core idea of my project is I don't just teach skills. My whole aim is to share Japanese traditional culture and value…
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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 221 reviews.

Maxime
April 2021
Amazing experience! We did a workshop with my colleagues and we had such a good time, learning how to make traditional origami and Japanese culture. I highly recommend this experience, and will be happy to do it again to learn more origami techniques!
Amazing experience! We did a workshop with my colleagues and we had such a good time, learning how to make traditional origami and Japanese culture. I highly recommend this experie…
Michael
April 2021
Fun and creative lesson by Manami! I like how she taught us about both techniques and the history of Origami, relating it all back to Japanese culture. This experience would be great for kids too.
Joseph
April 2021
I thought it was a very good experience with doing origami with family & friends. Especially during these COVID times. It gave a chance to meet future family. It was a good experience at the end of the Zoom to see our daughter get proposed to.
I thought it was a very good experience with doing origami with family & friends. Especially during these COVID times. It gave a chance to meet future family. It was a good experie…
Susanna
April 2021
Manami was great and our group really enjoyed learning origami from her (some of us discovered a newfound love of it!). She was responsive in communicating expectations beforehand, super thorough, and very friendly!
Jennifer
April 2021
I had so much fun in this origami class. I got to make four different shapes, and there was plenty of time to do it. Manami was really good at demonstrating how to make the folds, so it was super easy to follow along. Now I’m addicted to making lotuses! Highly recommend! She was also really friendly and we were chatting about life in our respective countries.
I had so much fun in this origami class. I got to make four different shapes, and there was plenty of time to do it. Manami was really good at demonstrating how to make the folds,…
Corinna
April 2021
I just LOVED this experience, it was fun, it was interactive. I've never seriously done origami before. However I was able to make a wonderful meaningful crane thanks to Manami's excellent help, clear explanation and encouragement. Additionally I could ask many questions about origami etc Manami is just wonderful. Most highly recommended.
I just LOVED this experience, it was fun, it was interactive. I've never seriously done origami before. However I was able to make a wonderful meaningful crane thanks to Manami's…

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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.