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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Origami and the Essence of Japan

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 117 reviews.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 30
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 paper!

Great for family/friends, school or corporate groups.

☆Available programs: Normal (various items), first time Origami for under 12 kids, flowers, toys, animals and birds, people and home

★This experience best suits guests older than 11, who have 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 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
    Download Zoom for free on a 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 $10.

What to bring

  • 4 to 6 sheets of 15cm(about6 inch) square paper (if guests want to join folding)
  • 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.
From $10
/ person
Fri, Oct 30
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
$10 per person
$10 per person
Fri, Oct 30
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
$10 per person
$10 per person
Sat, Oct 31
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
Join 1 other guest
$10 per person
$10 per person

Meet your host, Manami

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 117 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 117 reviews.

Crystal
October 2020
Our origami experience with Manami was very engaging and fun. My son is a 10th grader and is interested in Japanese culture, so this experience was a perfect match. Manami very patiently walked us through each step, encouraging my son and I the whole way through. She is very knowledgeable and connected the creative aspect of origami to Japanese history and culture and she answered all of our questions. She knows a little about anime too which my son found cool ( :
Our origami experience with Manami was very engaging and fun. My son is a 10th grader and is interested in Japanese culture, so this experience was a perfect match. Manami very pat…
Elie
October 2020
This was a wonderful experience and very well organized. Manami is passionate about her craft and with my 10 year old we were to learn 4 folds pretty easily following the step by step instructions.
Arun
October 2020
Me and my 7 year old daughter attended the Origami session with Manami. It was a very enjoyable experience and we, being absolute beginners to Origami, got to learn the basics of the craft very well. Manami was very patient with us and taught us in a very professional manner, thus utilizing the time efficiently. My daughter is already asking for another session with Manami! We really liked the attention to detail and having three different levels to choose from made it easy to work on and understand the craft! We would surely recommend her sessions to everyone!
Me and my 7 year old daughter attended the Origami session with Manami. It was a very enjoyable experience and we, being absolute beginners to Origami, got to learn the basics of t…
Caitlin
October 2020
We had a lovely time celebrating a birthday virtually because of Covid. Even when someone fell behind, Manami was very patient and walked her through the steps. This is a unique experience and Manami is very sweet! Thank you again!
Lauren
October 2020
This is such a special experience for adults and children alike! Manami is such a pleasant person. Her energy is so kind and relaxing. I highly recommend this experience.
Núrya
October 2020
Manami was a wonderful host, nice and sweet! She made sure everyone was comfortable enough, we got to know a bit more about Japan and origami, and we left with two beautiful origami pieces. Highly recommend!

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Fri, Oct 30
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    $10 per person
  • Fri, Oct 30
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    $10 per person
  • Sat, Oct 31
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    Join 1 other guest
    $10 per person

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.

More tips

It will be better to view the experience with a larger display such as a laptop’s.