Queen Mary Elementary - Origami (June 11, 2021)

  On Friday, June 11, our Consulate staff joined Queen Mary Elementary School (SD39) for a fun-filled Origami (折り紙) workshop as part of our ‘Touch of Japan’ school visit program. 

  A full class of enthusiastic intermediate (Div. 6) students participated virtually from their classroom and from home via MS Teams in accordance with Vancouver School Board social distancing guidelines. 

  First, they learned about the ancient tradition and culture of Japanese Washi (和紙) paper and Origami paper-folding techniques, dating back to the Heian period, all the way to the paper-folding wisdom being used in technologies of today’s hyper-modern Japan (see video below). 

  Next, the whole class participated in a hands-on Origami tutorial, making a variety of paper animals and objects all by themselves. 

  We were very impressed by everybody’s focus and creativity. We thank Ms. King and her wonderful Division 6 students at Queen Mary! Arigatou!

Origami Goes Hi-Tech - Web Japan Video

Please contact us at programs@vc.mofa.go.jp if you’d like Touch of Japan to visit your class in the 2021-2022 school year, starting in the fall. 

“Japan, it’s just around the corner!”