Origami workshop

Sunday, June 30, 2019, 10:00 ÷ 13:00
Paraventi Giapponesi - Galleria Nobili
Via Marsala, 4
20121 Milano (MI)

Origami de osaifu wo tsukurou
held by Kanako Takahashi

The Gallery Paraventi Giapponesi - Galleria Nobili dedicates a workshop to the traditional Japanese technique of origami.

What is origami

The word origami decribes the art of paper binding. It comes from the verb oru (to bind) and kami (paper).
The origin of origami is bound to Shinto religion within which paper plays a sacred role: the word kami, in Japanese, also mean 'gods'.

Paper object made with origami technique

Origami lab

The workshop aims to combine the Japanese artistic techniques like origami, paper dyeing and waxing.

Together we will make a wallet and a purse dyed with Sirius colors and waterproofed with the manual waxing method performed at the time. We will also create a kurumi botan, a covered button, for closing the wallet.

Traditional Japanese paper is at the same time smooth and resistant: it derives from some vegetable essences of the mulberry, typical of Japan.
It is called washi (和紙) and it is used in different contexts, from arts to furniture.

Sometimes, to preserve the japanese paper after dyeing, wax is used fixing it to the support with the hot iron or with steam. The final product of the two methods does not differ: the color is similar, but the process with the hot iron allows a better color distribution.
The goal is to make the paper more resistant and not lose its color even in a damp environment.

Wallet made with origami technique


  • 10 attendees maximum
  • Price € 70
  • All materials supplied by the artist
  • All objects produced remain the property of the student
  • To sign up please write to: info@paraventigiapponesi.it

Cancellation and non-attendance

If the cancellation occurs:
  • 10 or more days before the event: we will refund 85% of the amount
  • 7,8,9 days before: 50% refund
  • less than 7 days or non-attendance: no refund

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