At Origami Kaikan, visitors can see seasonal exhibitions of origami art in the gallery, watch the washi paper being made and dyed in the studio, and experience making an origami art by participating in the workshops held everyday.
The Mini Lesson held everyday provides a great opportunity for travelers who want a quick experience of Japanese crafts with locals. There are longer advanced lessons for those who are a little more serious. Two of the recommended classes for those will be the Origami Jewelry Lesson held once a month in bilingual (Japanese and English), and 60-min lesson by Mr. Kobayashi, the director of Origami Kaikan.
There are some English-speaking staff members at Origami Kaikan. Although they may not be around all the time, they welcome foreign visitors. Language is not a big issue when it comes to Origami as you can watch and learn, and communicate through origami.
Mini Lesson (Mini koshu)
Date & Time: Everyday from 3 pm (15-20 min lesson)
Fee: 540 yen
Reservation: Not necessary
Origami Jewelry Lesson (Bilingual)
Date & Time: Once a month. Date and time will be announced on the website.
Fee: 2500 yen (Adults)
Equipment to bring: Pliers without teeth, glue.
Reservation: Required (Email: ShizukoKobo@di.pdx.ne.jp, Tel: 070-6633-9159)
60-min Lesson by the Director of Origami Kaikan (Origami-sama no 60 pun kyoshitsu)
Date & Time: Few times a month. Date and time will be announced on the website.
Fee: 1000 yen
Equipment to bring: Scissors, glue, paper cutter, ruler, pens.
Reservation: Required (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 03-3811-4025)
Ochanomizu Origami Kaikan
1-7-14 Yushima Bunkyo-ku Tokyo
7-min walk from Ochanomizu station
On JR (Hijiribashi exit)
On Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line, Chiyoda line
7-min walk from Suehirocho station
On Tokyo Metro Ginza line.
Open Hours 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
*Closed on Sundays and Holidays
Only few pages are in English.
For further inquiries, please contact them by email or phone.