The joys of origami

For a few weeks now, I am rediscovering the joys of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. I used to know how to make a paper crane, even attempted to make a thousand paper cranes like what a character in the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes did, but I never got around to finish this project. Then I moved on to other interests.
But on a recent visit to National Book Store, I saw some origami books on display. The books have colorful, attractive covers and are rather inexpensive. The catch: the instructions are in Japanese, and although I am learning Nihongo, they are still beyond my comprehension. However, the pictures seem adequate enough for me to follow, so I bought one book, たべものをおる, to try out.

Origami book and paper
Origami book and paper

So far, I can do pineapple, tomato, carrot, mushroom, candy and candy cane, and hotdog sandwich. I have not even done everything in the book and I already bought my second origami book, Origami with Dollar Bills. My nephew Ace and I use play money though 🙂

My second origami book is a steal at Php50
My second origami book is a steal at Php50

Cutting 6 by 6 paper is a de-stressing activity in itself, but I am glad to finally find the paper available at NBS. I hope to post my finished projects here. Got origami tips and tricks? I will appreciate some. ありがとうございます!


8 thoughts on “The joys of origami

  1. ninang tesha,

    i will be glad if you will teach tatay origami. for a long time now, he can only make paper boats and paper planes for me.


    1. Thanks, Teacher Tina! Add kita sa blogroll ha?
      Pasit in po ako sa HELE kapag knitting na. I’ll master origami in the meantime 🙂

  2. Go get the origami papers at Hatchin! They come in many sizes and colors and designs 😀 The books I got from Goodwill already came with pre-cut paper & they are actually instruction + story books. OK no? After mo gumawa ng origami, use the origami to tell a story. Now if I can only remember where I stashed the books…

    1. Those books are cool! I hope you remember where you stashed them. あなたのほんをみてもいいですか。
      Yup, I already bought some 3 by 3 origami paper at Hatchin. They were the only ones available when I dropped by. Hopefully, 6 by 6 paper is available when I go there again.

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