Origami, Japanese the Art of Paper Folding

Origami (from oru meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns.

Bushido Kenkyukai holds several Origami workshops per year in various subjects from holiday themes to traditional cranes.    Below is a list of some of the poplar workshop themes we have held:

  • Cranes (traditional, boxes, book marks, hearts)
  • Frogs
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Mother’s Day
  • Halloween
  • Christmas
  • Flowers
  • Dollar bill Origami
  • Airplanes

In addition we run Origami booths at numerous booths at events throughout New Mexico.  We recently had an Origami booth at Camille’s Sidewalk café in Gallup.  Below is a list of a few of our upcoming Origami booths:

  • New Mexico Natural History Museum for the Bisti Beast event June 22nd.
  • Aki Matsuri Japanese Fall Festival at NM Veteran’s Memorial September 22nd. 
  • International Festival at NM Veteran’s Memorial September 28th.

All of our students are able to fold Origami but many specialize in certain pieces.  We fold Origami pieces from simple to complicated and cater our booth to the event we are participating in.  Visitors to our booths are all ages and we do not expect them to have any experience.

Bushido Kenkyukai has even hosted Summer Camps students, and various schools to participate in Origami workshops.  Our Instructor has gone to schools and daycares to run Origami workshops. 

Contact us (Bushi@BKWoW.com)  if you are interested in :

  • holding an Origami workshop at your school, Summer Camp, or event.
  • an Origami booth at your event
  • an Origami talk
  • our you are interested in being put on our list for Origami workshop annoucements