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Let’s get crafty: Origami workshop for families

Our online Origami workshop for families took place on Sunday, 30th May and brought together many IJA members and people interested to learn Japanese origami folding and paper sculpture making skills.

Huge thanks to everyone who joined us! We all had a lot of fun and made some really pretty origami designs!

We would also like to thank our amazing presenter and origami teacher Akiko Kidokoro who was there every step of the way, shared her love for origami and taught us how to make various paper objects: a paper fish, rabbit and bag.

Photos: Made by our workshop participants.

Origami workshop for families | Online


You are very welcome to join our Origami Workshop online and learn origami folding and paper sculpture making skills together with Akiko Kidokoro.

Origami is the Japanese art form of paper folding that uses many techniques to create beautiful paper decorations and objects, such as animals, birds, fish, flowers and other shapes.


Akiko Kidokoro was born in Japan, and has a BA in Japanese language and literature from Sophia university in Tokyo. She is happy to spread her love for Japanese culture such as origami and kimono.

Date: Sunday, 30 May 2021
Time: 11 a.m.

Zoom: Event will take place on Zoom. Login details will be sent to all participants via e-mail before the event.
Age: Workshop is suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by adults during this online event.

Tickets: Spaces are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket includes an Origami Kit (max. 3 per family) delivered to your address in Ireland only.

  • €10 – IJA members
  • €15 – Non-members
Bookings: Please RSVP by Monday, 24th May (5 p.m.) by email: info@ija.ie to reserve your place. Please specify how many kits you would like to receive and include your full postal address with Eircode.
Origami kits: Origami Kit (max. 3 per family) will contain origami paper sheets for the workshop and will be delivered by post to your home in Ireland only. In order to receive the kit in time for the event, please book your ticket before Monday, 24th May.
Other useful details: Please make sure you have pens, a tape and scissors handy for additional decorations.

Japanese Kimono: Dressing Demonstration | Online Webinar

The Ireland Japan Association is delighted to invite you to an online webinar ‘Japanese Kimono: Dressing Demonstration’ together with Akiko Kidokoro and Emily Waszak from Dublin Kitsuke Society. The webinar will take place via Zoom on Saturday, 27th June at 11 a.m.
The Kimono (着物) has become established as one of the most recognisable elements of Japanese culture. This traditional Japanese dress can embrace many different styles and remains in use in modern Japan. This webinar will give you an opportunity to experience Kimono dressing demonstration with full explanations from our guest speakers Akiko and Emily.

Date: Saturday, 27 June 2020
Time: 11 a.m.
Booking details: Webinar will take place on Zoom and login details will be sent to all registered participants via e-mail.  Webinar is free of charge but registration is required by e-mail: info@ija.ie

  • Akiko Kidokoro was born and raised in Japan. She has a BA in Japanese language and literature from Sophia university in Tokyo. She is happy to spread her love for Japanese culture such as Kimono, the Japanese tea ceremony and origami.
  • Emily Waszak is a textile designer living in Dublin. She was born in America to a Japanese father and she herself lived in Japan for many years, learning about Kimono and Japanese textiles. Emily has a Master of Textiles degree from North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles.

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