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Origami Kaikan

お茶の水 おりがみ会館
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Ochanomizu Origami Kaikan was originally established as Kobayashi Somegami Ten founded in 1858 for producing dyed papers and chiyogami (Japanese paper with colored figures). Kobayashi Somegami Ten is also said to be the first to commercialize origami products. Japanese paper dyeing, a traditional craft, has been designated a cultural heritage of Bunkyo Ward of Tokyo and Origami Kaikan is a tourist attraction. Entrance is free. On the fourth floor, there is a studio for hand-dyed washi (Japanese style hand-made paper), and each sheet of paper is dyed by a craftsman one by one. Open for visitors during normal business hours. The facility houses a gallery of the artworks and a gift shop selling washi, origami, and folk art. Origami-folding classes are held as well. A 7-minute walk from Ochanomizu Station on various lines, Shin-Ochanomizu Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, and Suehiro-cho Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.

Location Information

  • Address

    1-7-14, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0034

  • Nearest Station
    Ochanomizu Station
    ・ JR Sobu Main Line
    ・ JR Chuo Main Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
    7 minutes on foot
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  • Hours
    Monday 9:30am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday 9:30am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday 9:30am - 6:00pm
    Thursday 9:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday 9:30am - 6:00pm
    Saturday 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Closed
    A New Year’s holiday, a summer holiday
  • Multilingual Staff