Nippon Origami Museum

While waiting for our return home flight at Narita airport in Tokyo a few weeks ago, we visited the Nippon Origami Museum on the 3rd floor of Terminal 1.

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This small museum has over 400 exhibits of traditional origami and also sells origami books and paper.

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Origami is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD and was popularized in the mid-1900s.

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Aren’t these paper exhibits simply amazing?

Then, there is the dress made from 1,000 origami cranes on display at the London Science Museum.

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4 thoughts on “Nippon Origami Museum

  1. Pingback: East Asia Blog Round-Up : 22/7/2010 « Eye on East Asia

  2. Yeah, the creations here are spectacular. It’s amazing what an origami artist can do. The origami club at Tokyo University, near Ueno, and the Origami organization building near Ochanomizu are also worth visiting.

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