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ORIGINAL FINDS | Japanese Tips, an exhibition of Japanese Origami created by chopstick wrappers

I’m always been fascinated by Japanese Origami art. That’s why when reading about this very original exhibition called Japanese Tip I suddenly wanted to learn more about this.

Japanese Tip is an unique exibition featuring 15,000 Japanese origami.

Yuki Tatsumi, a former waiter, noticed that people in Japan use to create beautiful origami from discarded chopstick sleeves. He started to collect these “objects” in 2013, putting together the huge collection showcased today.

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In the Japanese culture, wrapping chopstocks are a way to say “welcome” to the guest. Folding the wrapping, then, is a way to tell “thank you” back to the host.

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The small paper sculptures, showcased in a very clean and neat way, indeed, were all created by restaurant customers with discarded paper. The collection features a really wide series of shapes and colors, created just by folding paper in many creative ways. In the website you can also find a wide gallery with the source of every object, that’s to say the restaurant/bar where it was found.

The exhibit shows how the origami art is really rooted in the Japanese culture. More than this, how every day objects can become small works of art thanks to creativity.

The JAPANESE TIP(ジャパニーズチップ) exhibition helds at Café Hagiso in Tokyo from 11 January 2018.

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Some Japanese Origami from the Japanese Tip series