Experiencing "Japan" at International CongressIntroducing Origami, etc. to Foreigners, Kyoto2 September 2016 - Tradition/Culture
On September 2, WAK JAPAN, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, which provides cultural experience services for foreigners, offered services to introduce Japanese "Origami," or paper folding art, "Furoshiki-zutsumi," or wrapping cloth techniques, and others at the Congress of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) held in the Kyoto International Conference Center, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto.
WAK JAPAN opened a booth at the request of the IAAP. Elaborate origami, like a sequence of multiple cranes attached to one another made from one sheet, and methods for wrapping wine bottles with wrapping cloths, as well as decorative straps, were presented. A participant from Germany tried origami and said, "Folding beautifully-patterned paper is fun." Michi Ogawa, president of WAK, said, "Cultural experiences of tea ceremony, origami and furoshiki are standard and are always a hit. These will leave a deeper impression of Kyoto on the participants' minds."(translated by Galileo, Inc.)