Origami Center

Paper

Would you like to see how they make origami paper and ogle some amazing examples of the art of paper folding? Let’s go to the Origami Kaikan, where they always have a huge selection of Japanese paper, how-to workshops & art exhibits.

The paper they sell there isn’t just origami squares – they also have traditional scenes printed on washi paper, like geisha portraits, kabuki figures and demons beautiful enough to frame or put on a screen.

If you’d like to see how they print the paper, go up to the fourth floor, and you can watch the artisans!

A whole wall of origami cranes
A whole wall of origami cranes
Unusual examples of the paper folding art
Unusual examples of the paper folding art
Techniques you've never seen before
Techniques you’ve never seen before
Painterly scenes, beautiful enough to frame
Painterly scenes, beautiful enough to frame

They host many paper-centric events, like paper folding workshops and demonstrations by master origami teachers. The calendar (in Japanese) is here.

Or you can buy kits to do it yourself or bring them back as gifts
Or you can buy kits to do it yourself or bring them back as gifts

Downstairs is a gallery, with examples of inspiring origami art.

OrigamiFlag
This Japanese flag is made entirely from folded cranes.

Hours: 9:30 – 18:00

Open: Six days a week closed Sundays and holidays

Admission: Free

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Nearby destinations: Koraku-en Garden, Nezu Shrine, Rikugi-en, Yasukuni Shrine, Yushima Shrine

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