Origami Kaikan

Origami Kaikan, Bunkyo: Hours, Address, Origami Kaikan Reviews: 4/5

Origami Kaikan
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Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.
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Jerry G
Coppell, TX482 contributions
All Things Origami !
Jan 2020
This small gift shop and quasi-museum is only for those who love Origami.
They have an untold amount of papers, kits and tools for the craft.
Most interesting was the Origami Master who casually made both simple and complex works. He speaks some English and he has quite a fun, subtle personality.
Written March 30, 2020
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kirakira7241
Aomori, Japan285 contributions
Small and Sweet Origami
Dec 2019 • Family
Origami Kaikan is a small gallery and shop dedicated to making and promoting the art of origami. You can take classes, buy beautiful washi paper and origami and even see the washi being dyed. When we went there was an engaging origami master who made several sweet creations for my daughter.
Written December 21, 2019
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suffragettecitygirl
Hamilton, Canada497 contributions
Small but Nice
Dec 2018
We love origami and heard about this museum... which admittedly is very small, more like a small gallery and a gift shop. We would have been disappointed to make the trek all the way there for so little pay off (even though the art on display is BEAUTIFUL) - but there was an origami master there doing a display of folding for the kids and chatting with the audience - he invited us to sit and watch and we must have stayed for half an hour - his work was incredible! He folded a special maple leaf for me since I'm Canadian, and signed the book I bought.

The store has a great selection of books, papers, and kits.
Written November 29, 2019
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Nikki S
Beijing, China55 contributions
A Must-Do Experience in Tokyo
Jul 2019 • Friends
I need to start by remarking on the kindness of the instructors of the origami workshop. When we e-mailed them to book our 2 spots, we were informed that they normally only allow 6 people but they had already allowed double the amount of people to join the workshop, and would be allowing us to join as well. When we arrived on the day of the workshop, the new number of participants was up to 16 and this new number did not affect the quality of instruction one bit! Not only were the instructors knowledgeable and patient, but they made each participant feel proud of their work, no matter their skill level. We also had the opportunity to meet and watch a master origami artist perform his craft and it was a sight to behold! If you are ever in Tokyo, you should definitely check out Origami Kaikan; it’s worth every yen and you will not be disappointed.
Written July 24, 2019
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Daydream316338
Houston, TX1 contribution
Must visit
Mar 2019 • Couples
Wonderful place to anyone who’s interested in origami art. The staff are extremely friendly. If you’re lucky you can catch the Director doing a mini demonstration session and seeing some original painting displayed on the wall by him
Written May 15, 2019
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iamhappy
Holmdel, NJ31 contributions
interesting
Mar 2019
If you are into origami it was a nice stop to see all the beautiful things that can be made out of paper. There is someone there who is a origami maven and shows you how to make different things. In addition they have different origami projects on display which are really interesting to see. You can also pay to take a class.
Written March 17, 2019
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Mel F
Brisbane, Australia23 contributions
Fun activity all ages
Mar 2019 • Family
Shop selling excellent selection of quality origami paper and washi paper. Four stories, top story has an area where you can watch them dyeing the washi paper. They also have displays and workshops. We watched the director doing a fantastic origami demonstration and bought a couple of v reasonably priced origami books which he autographed. They were welcoming of the children and very helpful.
Written March 3, 2019
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Good Wife Travel
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Beautiful , Colourful
Dec 2018 • Family
We bought an origami book.It was signed by the master 小 林一 夫.I like the artwork and the care of the beautiful folds.It was amusingly interesting to know that 小 林一夫 made it all.😜😊😌It's PERFECT!
Written December 25, 2018
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paulus45
Paris38 contributions
Cute Origami shop
Jul 2018
For our first trip to Japan and being an origami fan, that place is a must if you are in Tokyo. It is smaller
than i expected, maybe the craft is not so in fashion anymore even for Japanese.
There are some impressive pieces on display and some origami classes that can be booked.
I was also looking to buy washi papers but that unfortunately you'll have to get them from stationery stores.
Written September 17, 2018
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twoadults_2kids
Sydney, Australia132 contributions
A great find
Jan 2018 • Family
We were taken here by our guide and loved it. Very interesting museum and shop with amazing origami and demonstrations. Well worth going to see truly authentic Japanese crafts.
Written January 29, 2018
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