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16 Apr 2019
  • Current Students & Staff

KIZUNA presents 'origami' workshop (28 February 2019)

On 28 February, Student Lounge KIZUNA hosted an origami workshop, one of its most popular annual events. Instruction was provided by members of Okoshiyasu-Origami, which teaches classes at the Kyoto Prefectural International Center and other venues.

The 2019 workshop offered instructions for two models. Participants first worked on a "Modular Star", each choosing a favorite combination of eight sheets of colored and patterned paper, and folding and assembling the paper into a unique and exquisite piece.

During the break after the first lesson, the students engaged in cross-cultural communication, as they admired each other's and the instructors' creations.

They then tackled the second model, a kabuto helmet, folding a sheet of paper with a golden side into an elegant shape, which made a perfect Japanese-style ornament or souvenir.

The event provided a great opportunity for all to experience the traditional art form and to connect with each other, with everyone taking home their origami pieces.

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Learning to fold a "Modular Star"

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One of the participants (right) holding up her finished origami star

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Working on Japanese helmets

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Workshop participants

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