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Christmas DIY: How to Make Origami Christmas Decorations

Labelled ‘the most generous Christmas shoppers in the world’, us Brits tend to get carried away over the festive period, spending an estimated £476 on Christmas goodies each year. But who said Christmas had to have such a negative effect on our bank balance? Indeed, more and more people are now opting to make their own …

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Top 5 Christmas Japanese Gifts

Top 5 Japanese Christmas Gifts

With Christmas just around the corner, we could all do with a little inspiration when it comes to getting those last few gifts. At The Japanese Shop, we have so many unique and authentic Japanese gift ideas that make a perfect and unforgettable present. This year has seen some new and exciting products added to …

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Japanese Origami: An Effective Form of Creative Therapy?

From wedding bouquets and Christmas decorations to heart stents and architecture, the art of origami paper folding has so many incredible applications. But does origami have any other benefits? Can Japanese origami be used as a form of creative therapy? How does Japanese Origami Act as a Form of Creative Therapy? When you practise origami …

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Allie Taylor's graphic design project

Inspirational Japanese Paper Design Project By Allie Taylor

Graphic Design and Photography Project with Japanese Paper Crafts One of our clients, Allie Taylor, has kindly sent us a beautiful portfolio displaying a graphic design and photography project. This features Japanese paper crafts that she developed in her final year of a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design, and we wanted to share her …

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Maiko printed origami paper

New Range of Printed Origami Paper Now in Stock

Good news for all folding enthusiasts: we have just updated our online store with some beautiful new sets of printed origami paper. Let’s take a look… From left to right: floral printed origami paper, maiko printed origami paper, mixed patterns origami paper, Japanese toy origami paper; all available at The Japanese Shop About Our Printed …

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Christmas decorations and our choice of products

I thought this is a great idea for Christmas decorations. Arranged by Jez’s mother, Pat. Hiromi and Pat have decorated our showroom for Christmas and Pat put some Origami Crane birds on Christmas Reef to add some oriental. I think it works! There are bright colours and patterns in our origami papers so that papers …

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