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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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The Story of Sadako Sasaki and the Thousand Paper Cranes

The Story of Sadako Sasaki and the Thousand Paper Cranes

We thought we would dedicate this month’s blog post to a special girl named Sadako Sasaki in memory of the tragic atomic bombing of Hiroshima seventy years ago today, which claimed as many as 140,000 lives. The story of this little girl’s battle with leukaemia, known as Sadako Sasaki and the Thousand Paper Cranes, serves …

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