fredag 25 oktober 2013


Idag har vi fått lära oss origami. Med hjälp av 5 japanska studenter och deras lärare fick vi hjälp att lyckas vika olika figurer av papper. Det blev helt fantastiska resultat! 

Origami  är konsten att vika kvadratiska papper till tredimensionella objekt. Konsten att vika papper kom till Japan från Kina. Du kan läsa mer om det på wikipedia

Alla som ville har fått med sig instruktioner och papper hem. Vill man få mer inspiration kan man söka på nätet. Här är en sida man kan kika mer på!

Om du har några frågor till studenterna om origami och om Japan så får du gärna skriva dem här. De har lovat att titta in här på bloggen och svara på era frågor.

ps. glöm inte att skriva på engelska!

6 kommentarer:

  1. Now will I fold origami and decorate every birthdaypresent I will give away. Soo fun!I thought of something. How does japanese children learn origami. In school, at home or somewhere else? Can everyone in Japan origami? What do use it for? Decoration for the home or something else?
    I hope you understand my questions.
    Cecilia Erelt

  2. Hi Cecilia, I have asked my friends and families in Japan to know what they think about those questions. I will get back to you when I heard from them! :)

  3. Hello again!
    I have heard from quite a few people. Here it is.

    Respondents aged around 20 to 30 years old.
    ・Answers might be overlapped.
    ・ppl= people

    1) How do Japanese children learn origami? In school, at home or somewhere else?
    <12 respondents>
    *At preschool (83% =10/12ppl)
    *At home (50% =6/12ppl)
    *At elementary school (30% =4/12ppl)

    2) Can everyone in Japan do origami?
    <10 respondents>
    *I can. (70% =7/10ppl), including 4ppl of “I only know how to make an origami crane”.
    *I cannot. (30% =3/10ppl)
    (*I believe all Japanese people can do origami. (27% =3/11ppl))

    3) What do you use it for?
    <11 respondents>
    *For making a string of, traditionally, 1000 paper cranes (63% =7/11ppl)
    Purpose A: bring it to ill or distressed people at the hospital (as a get-well gift)
    Purpose B: pray for certain victory (e.g. baseball games or club activities in high school)
    *Hobby (36% =4/11ppl)
    To give it to someone, decollate their home with it (usually old people) , make random daily goods (e.g. a box for the skin of mandarin oranges, accessories or small articles, chopsticks cases, etc.), play with it (e.g. a throwing stars, air planes, etc.), hang it on a Christmas tree as an ornament, compete which of you can do better at origami, and so on.

    I hope the result of the survey will be helpful!
    Let’s origami again :)

    Thank you.

    1. Thank you Midori for letting us know.
      Cecilia Erelt

  4. I joined Midori and the five Japanese students and had a great time watching our kids. It was really funny to listen to them speaking English and I was really surprised to hear how good they are at this. And if they didn't know the words themselves then they asked each other. The applauses in the end told me that the kids really enjoyed making origami and I hope that our Japanese friends will come back and visit our school again some time in the future. / Helen Hippach

    1. Yes,Helen I agree whith you. It was lovely to listening to them. In the beginning they didn´t want to talk. But as the time went by they talked more and more.
      Tack Helen för att du såg denna möjlighet!
      Cissi Erelt