Japan Origami Museum, Narita Airport, Tokyo, Japan
I’m a big fan of unusual things to do in airports, so when I heard on a recent stopover at Narita airport in Tokyo that the Japan Origami Museum was actually located within the airport walls, I made a beeline to check it out.
Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, in case you’re still wondering what the heck I’m talking about.
Located past security on the 3rd floor of the Central Building in Terminal 1 at Tokyo’s International Airport, the museum has over 400 origami exhibits. Some are traditional origami creations (paper cranes, origami flowers, and shapes such as cubes), while are others are decidedly non-traditional in design — origami Pinocchio anyone? Or maybe you’d be more interested in the ultimate in paper airplanes – an origami Star Wars X-wing fighter.
The detail and the amount of work folding the paper that went into these origami masterpieces is nothing short of amazing.
The Japan Origami Museum also sells a pretty huge variety of origami art kits, paper, origami designs, and instruction booklets. They also sell original origami art works – just in case you’re all thumbs.
Check out these Amazing Origami Art Creations: