52 Awesome Origami Art Creations

Posted by - June 5, 2012 | Category: Peculiarities

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. 

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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:

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Have you ever visited the Japan Origami Museum?

Which origami creation is your favourite?

Have you ever tried folding origami?

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27 comments
  1. These are all incredible! I’m loving the shoes and the geisha women the most. My fingers aren’t nearly delicate enough to produce anything as beautifully intricate as these creations. Thanks so much for sharing ^.^

  2. Supremely kewl!

    Shoot, I may have to route myself through Narita – deliberately – on my next adventure (a tad out of the way for Mongolia from Vietnam, but still…)
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  3. Very cool. You know what else is very cool? Your Facebook Page Promoter lightbox thingy. How does a guy who I picture living out of a backpack find the time to find such neat little plugins for his site. Looked at your code to find out what it is, am steal idea now. Sorry.
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  4. These are awesome! I love Origami…I was never great at it but I had a book when I was a kid and some nice papers and tried quite a few. Have always found the more complex ones to be amazing. Thanks for sharing so many beautiful shots of the exhibit!
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  5. Wow these are so impressive. My Japanese aunt always used to bring over origami paper and try to teach me how to do things. The only thing I could ever do was make a box. I never even mastered the crane. My Japanese genes failed me.

  6. As you probalby know by now, I lived in Kyoto, Japan for 6 years.. and loved every day of it.

    I’ve seen a lot of origami, and even learned to make some for a while. Great stuff!

    Of this collection, I”m most impressed with the roses and the multifaceted ball shapes. It’s much harder to make rounded shapes than flat. Thanks for sharing.

    cheers, Lash
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