Paper making

Friday, 15 November 2013

Whilst in Japan, I visited this paper factory that makes the traditional stunning Japanese origami paper.

Origami was first mentioned in Japan in 1680 in a poem by Saikaku, which describes paper butterflies in a dream.

Love the look of this old origami book in the Japanese folk museum Tokyo.

Origami hanging bundles in a temple in Kamakura. Whilst in Japan, both a wonderful friend and a lovely lady who was a complete stranger (more on that story later) very kindly bought me origami sets. Just need to get practising now!

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