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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 minsHosted in Japanese and English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 2 people
Private groups available for up to 12.

What you'll do

¥1,000 Private groups
¥1,200 Regular sessions including kids’
¥3,000 Focus on Japanese culture
¥4,000 Advanced classes
*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.

Our sessions are fully customized, either you simply would like to enjoy the paper crafting or you are interested in Japanese culture.

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 foldings 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
・People who would like to know more about Japanese culture
・Travelers who wish to come to Japan
・Private groups (family, friends, schools, corporate teams) looking for a virtual get together opportunity.

★Message me before booking ! I’ll set up a special lesson.
・Children under 12 Years old
¥1,000 Private groups
¥1,200 Regular sessions including kids’
¥3,000 Focus on Japanese culture
¥4,000 Advanced classes
*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.

Our ses…

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

Meet your host, Manami

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 212 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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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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…
Rj
April 2021
Amazing experience, Manami explains carefully how to proceed and it's really easy to follow her instructions. It's great to get a sense of Japan and create beautiful pieces of origami along the way. Recommended!
Freda
April 2021
Manami was super patient, friendly, and such a great teacher. My group had an amazing time and can’t wait to practice the origami she taught us. Bunnies, sailboats, samurai hats, and boxes were our four creations, but she has plenty more choices for the more advanced individuals (like the crane). Look no further for a great step by step interactive experience.
Manami was super patient, friendly, and such a great teacher. My group had an amazing time and can’t wait to practice the origami she taught us. Bunnies, sailboats, samurai hats,…
Amber
March 2021
Manami shows you each step of the process. She makes sure that each person is ready for the next step. She is a kind a patient host. She has a unique way to make the lotus flower origami that I have never seen before, and her method is my favorite method because it is gratifying to make each petal form and grow.
Manami shows you each step of the process. She makes sure that each person is ready for the next step. She is a kind a patient host. She has a unique way to make the lotus flower o…
Sue
March 2021
Did this for a virtual team building activity and it was a great way to change things up and do something new and creative! I received great feedback from my team on the session. Manami was a great instructor and she made it super fun and easy to follow along her tutorials.
Did this for a virtual team building activity and it was a great way to change things up and do something new and creative! I received great feedback from my team on the session. M…
Mike
March 2021
What a great class! Manami's enthusiasm for Japanese art and culture, her professionalism, and her engagement with participants shines through every part of the class. She provides a wonderful experience for those wishing to learn more about history, expression, and how we can create art with the simplest of things.
What a great class! Manami's enthusiasm for Japanese art and culture, her professionalism, and her engagement with participants shines through every part of the class. She provid…

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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.