Origami workshop: kasakoso washi hanaike

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 15:30 ÷ 19:00
Paraventi Giapponesi - Galleria Nobili
Via Marsala, 4
20121 Milano (MI)

かさこそ 和紙 花生け
Kasakoso washi hanaike
Making of paper vases with origami technique
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'.

Japanese washi paper

Origami lab

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

Together we will make two paper vases for flowers with origami technique.

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.

Paper vases for flowers made with origami technique


  • 12 attendees maximum
  • Price € 75
  • 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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