What you'll do
Origami is one of the unique Japanese crafts,which turns a piece of paper into shapes of animals, plants, and many other things. It started from the beginning of the 7th century, when thin but strong “Japanese paper” appeared. Since then, people started to use “Japanese paper” in Shinto rituals, and to wrap offerings to the Gods. It was not long before people started to notice the beauty of those folding lines on the wrapping papers on the offerings and gifts. And thus courtesy folding paper for decorating the packings was born. In the early Edo era, people started to find fun in paper folding, and many creative origami works appeared, such as “Paper crane”,“Syuriken, throwing knife”, “Box”, and “Warrior’s helmet”. And as a part of Japanese culture, the art of folding paper created from just a small piece of paper is still popular even in modern Japan. You may have a difficult image toward the folding paper, but don’t worry. We will show you easy-to-fold methods. Please enjoy yourself.
Amazing origami! Flowers, animals, and toys made from one sheet of paper. A sheet of square paper changes into various kinds of things, including ones for practical use and ones you can enjoy looking at. At a glance, you might think that it is difficult to make them, but if you follow a step-by-step procedure, you can make an origami fairly easily. Let's experience origami, one item of the traditional Japanese culture. I, who have 35 years of origami career and 8 year experience as an origami instructor for peoples from overseas countries, will teach you how to fold a piece of paper to make an origami.
About the organization
Aiming for establishing a symbiotic society in the future by removing the barriers among different nationalities and cultures, we, Mann-Maru Akashi, are carrying out various activities. We have Japanese language and school subject study classes for residents, including adults and children, with roots in foreign countries.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to 特定非営利活動法人多文化センターまんまるあかし.
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Where you'll be
Meeting place”: Akashi station (JR/Sanyo train) You will find our staffs with flags in their hands. “Place of workshop”: five-minute walk away from the JR Akashi station “Break up”: Akashi station (JR/Sanyo train) If you wish, we can also guide you to local restaurants to enjoy the delicious Akashi meals.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
You will find our staffs with flags in their hands.
Folding paper Experience
$38 / person
$38 / person