What you'll do
I will guide you online to the world of ORIGAMI, the traditional folding paper artcraft and kids' play from Japan. You can either enjoy watching the process of this lovely handcraft or join me actually making items! No ORIGAMI papers? No worrries, you can use any kind of squared paper. I'll tell you in detail at what you need to prepare. I will pick up a few popular and typical ORIGAMI menus and go through folding processes from basic ones to the more advanced. The menus I choose include ones specific to each season and very meaningful to Japanese culture, so while watching me folding the papers, you will also hear culture and traditions behind ORIGAMI. I am also looking forward to interacting with you through answering your questions, exchanging cultural differences and similarities, and sharing the joy of creating things together.
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I've been living in Tokyo for the whole my life with an endless interest in traditional Japanese culture. I've hosted guided tours, showing people local part of the city (see: https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/1051949 ). I now would like to help people interested in Japan get more insight into our culture, wherever in the world they are. When I lived abroad, me and my little sister had no toys nor friends. So what we did was to cut any available paper into square and make ORIGAMI. We ended up in making a house filled with paper flowers, animals, furniture and people. We did the same thing at school and surprised other kids. As it saved us in loneliness, ORIGAMI is a great way to get you concentrated, leaving things behind, and finished with the sense of achieving something beautiful. I would like to share this amazing tradition.
What to bring
4 to 6 sheets of 15cm(about6 inch) square paper (if guests want to join folding)
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.
"I will host my experiences in a room at home, where I have a laptop to talk with you and a tripods to hold a camera which shows you my hands folding the papers. We will use Zoom video conference application, therefore, please make sure you have an access to internet and your audio, microphone as well as display function well."
Book a private group
Want to join with just your family and friends? Manami will host a private group for up to 5 guests starting at $12.
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Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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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. Up to 3 guests ages 9 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children…
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.
If you would like to join folding papers, it will be better to view the experience with a larger display such as a laptop’s.
Origami and the Culture of Japan