Tagged with paper

A washi paper gift…

A washi paper gift…

I had a little surprise in the post the other day – a long-awaited prize which, to be honest I had given up on. You might remember that back in June I won a Brighton Japan Festival photo contest – well, due to some kind of mix-up, I never actually received my prize. Anyway, I … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #13

Weekly Shiritori #13

Last week’s post was about Shizuoka ( しずおか/ 静岡), so this week I need to start with か (ka). I decided to write about… Kamishibai ( かみしばい/ 紙芝居) Kamishibai is a traditional form of storytelling, which uses pictures on paper. The pictures are usually placed into some kind of frame, as you can see in the … Continue reading

Origami – so much more than paper cranes

Ask the average person to name something about Japan, and one of the things they will probably say is “origami”. Origami (折り紙) is the world-famous Japanese art of paper-folding. Typically, people think of paper cranes when they think of origami: Paper cranes are something you can often see all over Japan at shrines and temples, and … Continue reading